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Christmas Cake Pops

Cake pops seem to be all the rage at the moment. Normally they are made with plain cake mixed with a frosting then decorated in all manner of ways.  These Christmas versions are just as easy to make and the recipe can easily be trebled (or more) depending on how much cake you have available.  They make a novel sweet course at parties.

Makes 8          Prep time: 20mins plus setting

100g/4oz Fruit Cake, crumbled
2 tbsp Icing Sugar
2 tbsp Rum or Orange Juice
50g/2oz Dark Chocolate, melted
To decorate
Melted White Chocolate
Glace Cherries


1. Place the crumble fruitcake, icing sugar, rum and melted dark chocolate in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Leave to firm up for a couple of hours at room temperature.

2. Roll into balls (about 1 tablespoon of mixture for each ball) then push a lolly-pop stick into each ball. Gently lay each on it's side on a plate or tray lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours until set.

3. Remove the pops from the refrigerator and stand upright. You can use a block of polystyrene  or florists' oasis or halved oranges or grapefruits to support lollypops.


4. Decorate with melted white chocolate and little pieces of glace cherries and angelica to resemble a traditional Christmas pudding.



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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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