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AuthorKateCategory, , DifficultyIntermediate

A spicy Christmas treat!

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time40 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

 200 ml ginger ale
 150 g mixed fruit
 115 g butter, at room temperature
 115 g sugar
 2 large eggs, at room temperature
 1 tsp golden syrup
 120 g plain flour
 50 g new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
 ¼ tsp mixed spice
  tsp nutmeg
 ¼ tsp vanilla essence
 ¼ tsp lemon essence

1

Soak the mixed fruit overnight in the ginger ale.

2

Preheat oven 160°C Bake.

3

Line a 12-hole muffin pan with muffin cases.

4

Cream butter and sugar for approximately 10-12 minutes.

5

Sift plain flour together with baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Sift the new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Flour separately and discard remaining particles. Add spices.

6

Beat in eggs one at a time with the golden syrup to the creamed butter and sugar, adding a little sifted plain flour to prevent the eggs from curdling.

7

Lastly, add sifted dry ingredients then drained fruit and essences.

8

Using two spoons, fill each muffin case two-thirds full.

9

Bake for 30-35 minutes till dark golden brown or a cake skewer/knife inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.

10

Stand for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

11

Ice with butter cream. To make holly and berries: top with a halved spearmint leaf and three Jaffa lollies.

Ingredients

 200 ml ginger ale
 150 g mixed fruit
 115 g butter, at room temperature
 115 g sugar
 2 large eggs, at room temperature
 1 tsp golden syrup
 120 g plain flour
 50 g new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
 ¼ tsp mixed spice
  tsp nutmeg
 ¼ tsp vanilla essence
 ¼ tsp lemon essence

Directions

1

Soak the mixed fruit overnight in the ginger ale.

2

Preheat oven 160°C Bake.

3

Line a 12-hole muffin pan with muffin cases.

4

Cream butter and sugar for approximately 10-12 minutes.

5

Sift plain flour together with baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Sift the new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Flour separately and discard remaining particles. Add spices.

6

Beat in eggs one at a time with the golden syrup to the creamed butter and sugar, adding a little sifted plain flour to prevent the eggs from curdling.

7

Lastly, add sifted dry ingredients then drained fruit and essences.

8

Using two spoons, fill each muffin case two-thirds full.

9

Bake for 30-35 minutes till dark golden brown or a cake skewer/knife inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.

10

Stand for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

11

Ice with butter cream. To make holly and berries: top with a halved spearmint leaf and three Jaffa lollies.

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