Small frosty Christmas cakes

Introducing our heavenly Little Frosty Christmas Cakes – these adorable mini fruit cakes are more than just a delicious treat; They serve as perfect gifts for valued friends and beloved neighbors and spread holiday cheer. Packed with fragrant spices, candied fruits and a touch of love, every bite takes you on a delicious journey. These cupcakes, individually wrapped with festive ribbons, are not only a delightful surprise but also a heartfelt gesture, bringing smiles and warm wishes to whoever receives them. Make this holiday season extra special with our little bundles of joy!


  • Butter for greasing
  • 1 batch Simple Apple Fruit Cake, uncooked (see link below)
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam
  • 500g pack of natural marzipan
  • 500g pack of ready-to-roll white icing
  • 16 fresh cranberries
  • Bunch of rosemary, broken into small twigs
  • 50g powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 50g powdered sugar
  • approx. 1 m long gold ribbon

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4.
  2. Butter eight 150ml ramekins and line the bottom with circles of non-stick baking paper.
  3. Divide the cake mixture between the ramekins, place on a baking sheet and put in the oven.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes until springy and dark golden brown.
  5. Let cool until you can handle it, then run a round knife around the edge of each cake.
  6. Remove and let cool completely on a rack.
  7. When the cakes have risen into peaks, flatten them by trimming the tops with a serrated knife.
  8. Melt the jam with 1 tablespoon of water and spread it on the surface of the cakes.
  9. Knead the marzipan lightly and form eight golf ball-sized balls. (There will be some leftover – pack it up well for another time.)
  10. Using a rolling pin, gently roll out the balls into flat circles about 1cm thick and the same diameter as the cakes.
  11. Place the marzipan on the jam side of the cakes.
  12. Do the same with the icing and brush the marzipan with a little cooled, boiling water to help it stick.
  13. Beat the egg whites until just fluffy and broken.
  14. Spread the powdered sugar on a plate.
  15. Dip the cranberries and rosemary into the egg whites, shake off the excess and roll in the powdered sugar for a frosty effect.
  16. Let dry for 15 minutes.
  17. Discard all but 2 teaspoons of the egg whites and mix them with the powdered sugar until a thick paste forms.
  18. Use this to attach two cranberries and a sprig of rosemary to the top of each cake.
  19. Decorate with gold ribbon.
  20. The cakes will keep in an airtight container for up to a week.

Nutritional Information

Equipment and tools

To bake these little frosty Christmas cakes you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • Butter for greasing
  • 1 batch of Simple Apple Fruit Cake, unbaked
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam
  • 500g pack of natural marzipan
  • 500g pack of ready-to-roll white icing
  • 16 fresh cranberries
  • A bunch of rosemary, broken into small branches
  • 50g powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 50g powdered sugar
  • Approximately 1 m long gold ribbon

Allergen information

Please note that these little frosty Christmas cakes may contain the following allergens:

  • butter
  • egg

Be sure to check ingredient labels for possible allergens or cross-contamination risks.

Storage and leftovers

After baking the little frosty Christmas cakes, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. If there are any leftovers, they can be refrigerated to keep them fresh for a little longer.

To keep the cakes moist, you can also wrap them tightly in cling film or foil. Before serving, take the leftovers out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.

Please note that the decorations on the cakes may need to be removed before storage or refrigeration as they may lose some color over time. You can easily reapply the decorations before serving.

Health Benefits of Little Frosty Christmas Cakes

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to treat yourself to delicious treats that will put you in a festive mood. One of these delicious creations is the Little Frosty Christmas Cakes, a delicious dessert that not only delights the taste buds but also offers several health benefits. Let’s explore how the ingredients used in these cakes can contribute to your well-being:

1. Simple apple fruit cake

The base of these little frosty Christmas cakes is a simple apple fruit cake. Apples are rich in fiber, which aids in digestion and helps maintain a healthy weight. In addition, they contain antioxidant compounds that may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain types of cancer.

2. Apricot jam

This recipe calls for a delicious layer of apricot jam, which not only adds flavor but also provides health benefits. Apricots are a great source of vitamin A and potassium. Vitamin A is important for maintaining good vision and promoting a healthy immune system, while potassium helps regulate blood pressure and supports proper muscle function.

3. Natural marzipan

Natural marzipan, made from ground almonds, offers several health benefits. Almonds are packed with nutrients like healthy fats, fiber, protein, and vitamin E. They are known to support heart health, aid in weight management, and provide beneficial antioxidants for overall well-being.

4. Finished white icing

The snow-like layer of rolled white icing not only adds a touch of elegance, but also provides a sweet and smooth texture. However, it’s important to consume frosting in moderation as it contains a lot of sugar and calories. Use smaller portions or opt for healthier alternatives when watching your sugar consumption.

5. Fresh cranberries

These little frosted Christmas cakes are beautifully decorated with fresh cranberries for a pop of vibrant color and flavor. Cranberries are rich in antioxidants and have been linked to various health benefits, including supporting urinary tract health and reducing the risk of certain infections.

6. Rosemary

The rosemary bouquets used to garnish these festive cakes not only add pleasant aroma and visual appeal, but also offer potential health benefits. Rosemary contains compounds with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. In addition, it can help improve memory and concentration.

By combining these healthy ingredients, Little Frosty Christmas Cakes become more than just a delicious treat – they become an opportunity to enjoy festive flavors while enjoying some health-promoting elements. So, this holiday season, treat yourself and your loved ones to these delicious cakes without feeling guilty about their impact on your well-being!

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