Last weekend I hosted what could best be described as a little bake-athon with one of my mummy friends. We had been real clever and invited our other halves to take part aka watch the babies! (and eat cake) This was brilliant and we really got quite a bit of Christmas baking done. Amongst our creations where these mini Christmas Puddings! I absolutely love the look of them and they are quite tasty too. We used a cake-pop mold to bake little round chocolate sponges, but really there are so many options, for instance you could make confectionary instead – I imagine Nougat and Marcipan would be a great combo!
But back to the cake pops, these are so simple to make and a hit with kids (other halfs and babies) too. Once the cakes had cooled we covered them in melted dark chocolate, left them to set and then I decorated them with white chocolate and Holly/Berry sprinkles.
Recipe Mini Christmas Puddings
- 100g Plain flour
- 140g caster sugar
- 120ml whole milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbs Cocoa Powder
- 50g soft butter
- 1,5 tsp baking powder
- 1 Egg
- 200g Dark Chocolate
- 1 white chocolate “pen”/100g white chocolate
This recipe should be enough for about 20 Cake pops. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Grease your Cake pop mould. In a bowl sieve the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder – set aside. Whisk together butter and sugar, add the egg and vanilla extract, continue whisking until light and fluffy. Slowly add flour-mix. Add mix into piping bag and pipe into cake-pop mould. Bake for approx 20-25 min. Cool off and remove from mould. Melt the dark chocolate (I melt chocolate over a hot “water bath”) coat the cakes and let the chocolate set. Once set melt the white chocolate, add it to a piping bag. Pipe out in whichever pattern you desire, I wanted these to look like Christmas Puds, now either leave to set or decorate with sprinkle. Enjoy!
Just like I did last week with the Honey Cakes, I thought these mini treats would make for a good Hostess gift. Just wrap them in cellophane and put some glitter on and there you go a nice homemade gift.
What Christmas treats have you been baking?