Little apple and spice cakes

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 12

2 cups SR flour, sifted
1 tsp Mixed Spice
1 tsp Nutmeg Ground
¾ cup castor sugar
1/4 cup (65ml) apple juice
½ cup (125ml) milk
125g butter, melted
2 eggs

1 cup icing sugar
boiling water
1 tsp Cinnamon Ground
12 glace cherries

1. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with patty pan cases. Preheat oven to 200oC.
2. Sift together flour, Mixed Spice, Nutmeg and castor sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Mix the apple juice, milk, butter and eggs and pour into the dry mix. Using a metal spoon, stir gently to combine.
3. Spoon mix carefully into the patty pan cases, then place in preheated oven. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire cake rack.
4. When cold, combine icing sugar with just enough boiling water to make a thick paste, and ice the top of each cake carefully. Sprinkle each with a little cinnamon, then top with a glace cherry. If you can find it, serve with sprigs of holly or fresh apple leaf but remove before eating.

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