Cinnamon Brandy Bites

Yum! (photo by Blue Kitchen Bake)

I’ve noticed a trend across blogs recently for bitesize mini cakes. Not wanting to miss out and in need of some cake to nibble on last night I whipped up a few of my own. These are a grown up treat as the icing contains brandy and the cakes are flavoured with a generous dose of cinnamon. You could of course reduce the cinnamon for a more subtle flavour if you’re not a cinnamon fiend like me, but don’t leave out the brandy otherwise the kids could pinch them! I’m not a parent but I’m sure those of you that are relish the chance to have a grown up treat that the kids can’t have.

I made these in mini silicone heart and star shaped cases, you could also use mini cupcake/petit four cases instead.

Ingredients – makes approximately 16 depending on the size of your cases/moulds

For the cakes:

  • 2oz butter
  • 2oz caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2oz self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the icing:

  • 75g butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp brandy
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Make the cakes using the all in one method.
  2. Put all the cake ingredients in a mixing bowl and use a handheld electric mixer to whisk everything together until smooth.
  3. Divide the mixture between your cases and put them on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until risen and golden and the sponge bounces back when you gently press it.
  4. Cool on a wire rack and then remove from the silicone cases.
  5. For the icing beat the butter until smooth then gradually beat in the icing sugar followed by the brandy. Transfer the icing to a piping bag and then pipe swirls of icing on top of each cake.

If you enjoyed this recipe then please pop over to my blog where I have many more cake recipes