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Serves16 Mini Cakes
Makes In45 Mins


For The Cakes

1 tbspTwinings Seasons Greetings Christmas Loose Tea (Brewed)
3 tbspBaking Powder
½ tspBicarbonate Soda
1 tspSalt

For The Berry Ganache

2 Egg Yolks
1 tbspCornflour
325mlWhole Milk
1Twinings Rose Garden Black Tea Bag
1 tbspFreeze Dried Raspberries
1 tspDried Rose Petals (Optional)
125g125g Amoretti Biscuits, Crushed

For The Dried Oranges


To Decorate

Dried Orange Slices, Quartered
Dried Cranberries
75gCream Cheese
Gold Leaf (Optional)


  • Line a 13 x 9” tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Warm the milk with the brewed tea in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Allow to cool slightly then strain into a jug.
  • Add the oil and eggs and whisk to combine.
  • Combine the dry ingredients together, then add in the wet ingredients.
  • Pour the mixture into the tin and bake at 170C for 20-25 minutes.
  • Once cooled, cut into 16 rounds using a 2 inch cutter.
  • Place on a cooling rack on top of a roasting tray.
  • To make the berry ganache, beat the orange syrup and berries together until the berries soften.
  • Blend until smooth and sieve to remove the seeds.
  • Return back to the pan and add the cream.
  • Heat slightly until just simmering and pour on over the chocolate.
  • Pour the ganache on top of the cakes and using a palette knife push the ganache over the edge of the cakes.
  • Smooth the sides with the ganache. Repeat until all the cakes are covered, then leave to set.
  • To make the dried oranges, thinly slice the orange. Place the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and add the orange slices.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove the orange slices using a slotted spoon and place on a parchment lined baking tray.
  • Bake in the oven heated to 90C for 30mins until dried out. Once dried and cooled, cut into quarters.
  • Decorate the cakes: beat the cream cheese slightly and place in a piping bag and swirl on top of each cake.
  • Garnish with the dried cranberries, orange slices and embellish with gold leaf.
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