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Christmas Cracker Cakes

Cracker cakes

I like the girls to make a few Christmas cakes for friends and relatives. This year, we made these for the school Christmas Fair, but I think they would be great gifts, and they are easy to make. They are made to look like Christmas crackers, which is one of my favourite traditions.

Renshaw icing

We were sent some Renshaw icing in traditional colours. This is great as it rolls out so smooth and gives a lovely finish to cakes.

Christmas cakes

Ingredients For The Christmas Cracker Cakes

For the cake

  • 4oz butter
  • 40z caster sugar
  • 4oz self raising flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • chocolate drops

For the decoration

  • Red white, and green ready-to-roll icing
  • Strawberry laces
  • Small chocolate sweet/cake topper
Christmas cakes

The cake is a simple sponge. Mix all the ingredients together, add the chocolate drops last .

baking

How To Make Christmas Cracker Cakes

  • Then bake in an oven set to 180 degrees C / gas mark 4 for about 20-25 minutes.
  • Leave to cool and cut into long rectangular pieces.
  • Roll icing into a rectangle big enough to wrap around the cake.
  • Pinch the ends and then tie the strawberry laces around.
  • Cut the white icing into small stars and stick on the top of the cracker with some icing.
Cracker cakes

Add a small chocolate or mini cake topper to the middle of the star. We made two sets one with green and one with red icing. I was really pleased with how these turned out. they looked lovely in the box with a bit of tissue paper.

Cracker cakes
Cracker cakes

Christmas Cracker Cakes

Christmas Cracker Cakes are festive sponge cakes decorated to resemble holiday crackers, wrapped in colorful icing and tied with strawberry laces. Topped with small stars and chocolate sweets, they make a delightful and tasty addition to any holiday celebration.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Cakes

Ingredients
  

For the Cake:

  • 4 oz butter
  • 40 oz caster sugar
  • 4 oz self raising flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • chocolate drops

For the Decoration:

  • red white, and green ready to roll icing
  • Strawberry laces

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the ingredients together, add the chocolate drops last .
  • Then bake in an oven set to 180 degrees C / gas mark 4 for about 20-25 minutes
  • Leave to cool and cut into long rectangular pieces.
  • Roll icing into a rectangle big enough to wrap around the cake.
  • Pinch the ends and then tie the strawberry laces around.
  • Cut the white icing into small stars and stick on the top of the cracker with some icing.
  • Add a small chocolate or mini cake topper to the middle of the star.

Notes

  • We made two sets, one with green and one with red icing. I was really pleased with how these turned out. They looked lovely in the box with a bit of tissue paper.

Disclaimer: We were sent an icing pack so we could take part. 

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