Christmas Cupcake

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Prep and cook time: 35 minutes

Makes: 12 cupcakes



2 eggs

110g | 4 oz | ½ cup caster (superfine) sugar

50ml | 10 tablespoon cream

110g | 4 oz | ½ cup mincemeat

110g |4 oz | 1 cup self-rising flour

½ tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

½ tablespoon nutmeg, freshly grated

2 tablespoon sherry

20g | 1 oz butter, melted


To decorate

110g | 4 oz white marzipan

red food coloring

green food coloring

icing (confectioners’) sugar



  • For cupcakes, heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and place paper cases in a 12 hole bun tin.
  • Mix the eggs and sugar together and beat in the cream. Gently stir in the mincemeat.
  • Stir in the flour, baking powder and spices and fold in until incorporated. Stir in the sherry and butter until well mixed.
  • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 12-15 minutes until risen and springy to the touch. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For the decoration, divide the marzipan in half. Knead a few drops of red coloring into one half and green into the other half.
  • Roll out the marzipan on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar. Cut out stars with a small star-shaped cookie cutter.
  • Place the marzipan decorations on top of each cake and sift over a layer of icing sugar.


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