How to make Mini Christmas Bundt Cakes

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Delicious Mini Christmas Bundt Cakes! Easy to make, generously packed with sweet juicy Raisins. An adorable little bake, guaranteed to draw a smile 😊 Looking for a fun Christmas bake to do with the Children? Look no Further!

These adorable little Puds are prepped, baked and decorated all within the hour! Impress your guests with these perfect little showstoppers, wonderful additions to a party or family gathering.

Made with simple ingredients these Mini Christmas Bundt Cakes are a great start for beginner bakers. Pop some Christmas Music on, throw on your favourite festive jumper and get baking!

What are Bundt Cakes ?

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In simple terms a Bundt Cake is a Cake baked in a Bundt Pan, a donut shaped intricate vessel that turns out wonderfully detailed baked delights for minimal effort! But how did it all start?

The Bundt Cake took its inspiration from a European Cake called Gugelhupf (what a fabulous name!) Gugelhupf like the Bundt cake is baked in a distinctive ring shaped tin, but unlike the traditional Bundt Cake it is leavened with bakers Yeast. In late Medieval Austria Gugelhupf was served as a celebration Cake, often making an appearance at weddings and community events.

Bundt Cakes are relatively new by Comparison, it was 2 brothers from New York, David Dalquist and Mark Dalquist whom are credited with introducing the Bundt pan to the wider public. In the late 1940s the brothers founded a cookware company called NordicWare. They engineered a cast aluminium version of the traditional ceramic Gugelhupf dish , due to poor sales the pan was almost discontinued, until it was mentioned in the Good Housekeeping Cookbook in 1963.

The Pan took off, and as we say, the rest is history! To date almost 60 million pans have been sold by Nordic Ware across America, they even gave them their own day! National Bundt day! November 15th.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Its Budget Friendly -Includes basic kitchen staples keeping the costs low

Adaptable- Easily modified to suit your tastes

Easy to Make- An excellent beginner Baker recipe

Convenient- A fabulous bake, made within an hour for unexpected guests

Impressive- Looks the part!

Delicious- Sure to become a Family Favourite

How To Make Mini Christmas Bundt Cakes

Ingredients

  • Margarine- Alternatively use Butter
  • Caster Sugar- Granulated Sugar can be Substituted
  • Flour- Self Raising Flour
  • Lemon Juice
  • Raisins- Sultanas would also work

For The Icing & Decoration

  • Icing Sugar
  • A few drops of water- Or lemon Juice instead, for a Lemony Icing
  • 24 Red Currants- See Below for Alternatives
  • Apple

The Basic Steps

(Full Instructions in the recipe at the end of the post)

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  • Preheat the Oven
  • Cream the Margarine and Sugar
  • Add the Eggs
  • Add the lemon Juice
  • Fold in the Flour
  • Add the Raisins
  • Grease the Bundt pan ( use my Cake Goop Recipe)
  • Fill the Mini Bundt tin with Cake Batter
  • Bake until a skewer comes out clean
  • Place on a wire rack to cool
  • Make the Icing
  • Drizzle the icing on the mini Bundt cakes and decorate

Decorating the Mini Christmas Bundt Cakes

The fun part! I didn’t use any special equipment, no piping bags or nozzles. I just used the edge of a spoon to form drippy drapes on the mini cakes. The Berries are Red Currants and the ‘leaves’ are Apple Peel- foods I already had in the House.

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The Icing is simple but delicious, just Icing Sugar mixed with a little water to form a gloopy drippy Consistency. You could add Lemon Juice for a lemon icing or any other fruity Extract to Zazz up the flavour.

The Berries and leaves, you could use Red currants and Apple peel like me, or an alternative could be, Red Chocolate Beans, Cherries, Piped red icing, or you can even buy Christmas Holly and Berry Sprinkles

Flavour Variations

Add Cinnamon or Ginger for a festive spiced bake, try my Festive Cinnamon Bundt Cakes

Make it Boozy- Soak the Raisins in Rum the night before

Make it extra Naughty! Use chocolate icing instead

In a festive baking mood? Take a look at my Other Christmas Recipes

Christmas Toadstool Cookies

Christmas Star Mince Pies

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Apple Pie Punch

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Tools Used

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Mini Bundt Tin

Sieve

Mixing Bowl

Spatula

Brush

Electric Hand Mixer

Cooling Rack

Mini Christmas Bundt Cakes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 150 g Margarine (Room Temperature)
  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 230 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 150 g Raisins

For the topping

  • 150 g Icing Sugar
  • A few drops of water
  • 24 Red Currants
  • Apple

Instructions

  • Preheat the Oven to 170°c
  • Cream the Margarine and Caster Sugar
  • Add 1 Egg at a time mixing
  • Add the lemon Juice and Stir in
  • Fold in the Flour until fully combined
  • Stir in the Raisins
  • Grease the Bundt pan ( use my Cake Goop Recipe)
  • Fill the Bundts 2/3 full With Cake batter
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer comes out
  • Allow the mini cakes to rest for 5 minutes before turning out
  • Place on a wire rack to cool
  • Mix the Icing Sugar with a few drops of Water until you have a Gloopy consistency
  • Drizzle the icing on the mini Bundt cakes. Decorate with Red Currants and Apple Peel

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