Baked Bean Tin Mini Christmas Cakes

Ingredients (makes 6):

  • 175g plain flour
  • ½ tsp ground mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 150g butter or dairy free spread
  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbs black treacle
  • 3 large eggs
  • 40g ground almonds
  • 500g dried mixed fruit
  • 50g glace cherries
  • 50g blanched almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbs brandy (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease and double line six mini baked bean tins with greaseproof paper (see tips below).
  3. Stand the lined tins on a small baking tray or roasting tin.
  4. Sift the flour and spices into a bowl and stir to combine.
  5. In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk the butter, sugar and lemon rind together until light and fluffy. Add the treacle and whisk again until combined.
  6. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, adding a table spoon of flour with each one and whisking before adding the next.
  7. Fold in the remaining flour, ground almonds, dried fruit, glace cherries and almonds and stir to completely combine.
  8. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins.

This recipe can be easily made in Thermomix. Give me a shout if you want to learn how.

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