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Christmas Shortbread Crumble Bars (or The Easiest Christmas Bake Ever!)

Published December 22, 2015 by Daisy Cake Company


Are you ready for Christmas? Presents bought and wrapped? Tree up? House decorated? Food shopping done? Turkey…..um…..turkeying?

No? Me either!!!

Anyway, don’t despair, because we have the perfect quick, easy bake that will make your house smell festive and give you an energy boost to help you get ready for when the big man in red visits.


Christmas Shortbread Crumble

175gms Plain Flour

100gms Caster Sugar

100gms Butter

350gms Mincemeat


Preheat your oven to 130c, 150c fan or gas mark 3

Grease and line a brownie tin with baking parchment.

Place all the ingredients, except the mincemeat, into a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until it has the consistency of breadcrumbs.

Put  2 thirds of the mix into the base of your tin. Press down with either your finger tips or the back of a wooden spoon until its looks like a thick shortbread base.

Next smooth the mincemeat evenly over the base. Make sure you use a good mincemeat….the better the taste you put in, the better the taste you get out!

Sprinkle the remainder of the breadcrumb mix over the top of the mincemeat.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the house smells of festive Christmas cheer.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10-15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. You can either serve it warm with a big dollop of custard (or brandy butter), or allow to cool fully and cut into bars.

See, didn’t we say it was easy. Ho Ho Ho………Merry Christmas






Mince Pie Cupcakes

Published December 10, 2013 by Daisy Cake Company


Flash back 2 years ago when I first bought you the Hint of Christmas Cupcakes…..

I have now practiced and perfected this recipe and am happy to present to you Mince Pie Cupcakes….the perfect, lightly spiced fruit cupcake as an alternative to rich fruit Christmas Cake.


150gms Softened Unsalted Butter
150gms Caster Sugar
2 Eggs
2tbspns Milk
150gms Self Raising Flour
1tspn Mixed Spice
140gms Good Quality Mincemeat

Line a 12 hole cupcake tin with festive cupcake cases. Preheat your oven to 160c/140c fan/ gas mark 3

In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy

In a jug beat the eggs and milk together

Sift together the flour and mixed spice

Add one third of the eggs to the butter and sugar with a table spoon of flour and beat

Repeat, until all the egg has gone

Add the remaining flour and mix until just combined

Lastly add the mincemeat and mix until evenly distributed.

Divide the mix between the cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes or until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Frost with buttercream. I coloured mine green and added a fondant star on the top!

Sorry, but its time I mentioned the ‘C’ word

Published November 13, 2011 by Daisy Cake Company

Christmas has arrived in our house. I’m not talking festive sparkly christmas, with the christmas tree and fairy lights twinkling, but the commercial side of Christmas. This week The Daisy Cake Company baked for, and attended, its first Christmas shopping events – two in one week!!!

Thursday afternoon was spent baking for the St Clement’s Primary School Shopping Evening, and Friday afternoon was spent baking for The Oaks Christmas Fair held at The Oaks Golf Club in Carshalton on Saturday.

They were both great events, and over 230 cupcakes and biscuits were sold over the two fairs. Apparently it was the first time a Christmas Fair was held at The Oaks Golf Club, and it was great, with a fantastic turn out. The organisers, Love Small Deco, should be proud of themselves!

To get into the festive spirit The Daisy Cake Company started the Christmas baking with a new flavour – Hint of Christmas Cupcakes. Made using a slightly denser than normal Daisy Cake vanilla cupcake recipe, in order to be sturdy enough to hold the Hint of Christmas without it sinking to the bottom, I added the Hint of Chrismas to the mix…. Mincemeat. Not beef or pork (as some customers thought – yes, they really did ask!) but mince pie mincemeat. Now I’m not a Mince Pie fan, in fact the very thought of candied peel in Mince Pies makes me feel quite queasy, but bung half a jar in a cake and bake it, and it makes the most awesome of festive spiced lovelyness!!

The new Hint of Christmas flavour is definitely a stayer in the Daisy Cake repertoire!! (I would also like to thank a customer for suggesting the name, as it is loads better than Christmas Mince Cake, as I was calling it!)

Other Festive fun included Vanilla Christmas Tree Cupcakes, Bauble Barney Biscuits and Candy Cane Strawberry Cupcakes (photos shown).

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