Advent Calendar Day 9 – Christmas Puddings Cakes
Advent Calendar Day 9
With the half sphere/ Great British Bake Off tea cake moulds are being so popular and the lovely people I chat to on twitter have helped me come up with other things to bake in the mould.
After lots of playing about with the mould it was the idea for mini Christmas puddings made of cake was the best thing to make and so easy! Plus very cute!
The size of them is also good as they are roughly cupcake size, so plenty big enough for one per person.
A lot of my friends aren’t fans of proper Christmas pudding so this will be great alternative.
I made a really simple chocolate Victoria sponge.
Ingredients (This makes 12 Christmas puddings/12 half sphere)
– 120g unsalted butter
– 125g caster sugar
– 2 medium eggs
– 120g self raising flour
– half a teaspoon of baking powder
– 10g of cocoa powder
– a few drops of milk if the mixture is too stiff.
– Cream together the butter and sugar.
– Add the eggs and mix.
– Sieve in the flour, baking powder with the cocoa powder in to the mixture and mix well.
– If the mixture is too thick add a splash of milk.
– Bake for 15 minutes
I greased the mould lightly to make sure they didn’t stick.
I filled each half with a good heaped tablespoon of the mixture.
The halves looked great when they were baked.
Once cooled I used the largest size of the new flower plunger cutters to make the white icing part of the Christmas pudding. I used white off the shelf sugar paste from Sainsburys.
To secure the puddings to the little silver boards I had I used a little butter cream.
I also used the buttercream on top to secure the white sugar paste.
I was worried at this stage that they wouldn’t work but I kept going and they looked amazing!
The next stage was to cut out the little pieces of holy out with the plunger cutters.
I used the largest of the cutters. The holly leaf cutters are still available but we are running low on them.
Once all the holly leaves had been cut out I used a tiny blob of the buttercream to secure them on to the cake.
They look so cute!
The final thing to do was to roll tiny little pieces of red sugar paste to be the berries on the top.
Tada! My little Christmas puddings.
I think these are the best thing I’ve baked and decorated all year!
Yum Yum. Merry Christmas.