Christmas Cakes

Oxmoor House
about 3 dozen


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1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup milk
1 cup raisins, chopped
1 cup chopped pecans
Red and green candied cherries, halved (optional)


Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine 1 3/4 cups flour, baking powder, and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Dredge raisins and pecans in remaining flour; stir into batter. Spoon batter into paper-lined miniature muffin pans, filling two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove to wire racks, and cool completely. Garnish with red and green cherries, if desired.

Created date

February 2010