Mini fruit cakes

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100g self raising flour

100g caster sugar

100g butter or soft baking spread

2 eggs

50g dried fruit, e.g. sultanas



Weighing scales, mixing bowl, sieve, 12 cake cases, patty tin, wooden spoon, 2 metal spoons, cooling rack.


1. Preheat the oven to 200oC or gas mark 6.

2. Place the cake cases in the patty tin.

3. Sift the flour into the mixing bowl and then add all the other ingredients.

4. Mix everything together until light and fluffy.

5. Stir in the dried fruit.

6. Divide the mixture equally between the cake cases using 2 spoons.

7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden.

8. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.

Top tips:

  • Use different types of dried or fresh fruit, e.g. dried apricots, fresh banana.
  • Try adding a little spice, such as cinnamon or ginger.


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