Wednesday, 27 March 2013

No added sugar mini fruit cakes for babies and toddlers

Lovely fruity cakes without added sugar.  My son happily ate two after nursery.  This is made a little like one of my Mum's recipes from my youth by boiling the fruit with the liquid first.  Might sound crazy but it makes the fruit juicier.

No added sugar mini fruit cakes for babies and toddlers - makes 12


110g, 4oz Self Raising Flour
1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
55g, 2oz Butter
110g, 4oz mixed dried fruit or sultanas (golden raisins)
100ml, 3.5 fl oz apple juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
A few gratings of nutmeg
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking powder


Heat the apple juice, butter and fruit in a saucepan until the butter melts.  Preheat the oven to 180oC, 350F, Gas Mark 4.

Pour the fruit mixture into a bowl and allow to cool a bit.  Add in the egg, flour, vanilla, spices and bring it all together.  Spoon into cupcake cases and bake in the oven for approx 12 minutes or until cooked and springing back when pressed.

Keep for a day or so in an airtight tin but freezes well.

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  2. must admit I soak all my fruit in either tea or fruit juice before I use it, it is definately so much nicer, thanks for sharing

    1. Yep I do that on my bran loaf recipe too.

  3. Is the batter supposed to be quite runny? Maybe I converted wrong into cups and tablespoons?

    1. It's not that runny. Sorry I do try and do different versions but it's difficult to convert cups from weight. What measurements did you use and I'll see if I can work it out?


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