Heart of Gold Christmas Cake Cupcakes…

Today I’m sharing this fun heart of gold Christmas cupcakes recipe with you!!

How sweet!?

Makes 12 cakes


  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric whisk/ wooden spoon
  • Spoon/ ice cream scoop
  • Spatula
  • 12 cup muffin pan
  • 12 muffin cases


  • 3oz (75g) unsalted butter OR Margarine *butter will produce a richer sponge*
  • 3 fluid oz (75ml) Heart of Gold Rapeseed oil
  • 6 oz (175g) Dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 8oz (225g) self-raising flour
  • 3 1/2 oz (100g) mixed dried fruit
  • 2oz (50g) chopped golden marzipan

Before you start:

  • Line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin cases.
  • Pre heat oven, 180oC, 160oC fan oven, gas mark 4.

How to make:

  1. Using a wooden spoon or electric whisk if possible soften the butter in a bowl until it forms a creamy soft texture.
  2. Add in the Heart of Gold rapeseed oil and combine with the butter.
  3. Add in the dark brown sugar and mix well with the butter/rapeseed oil.
  4. Add the eggs one by one into the mixture until all 3 are well mixed in. 
  5. Adding the eggs one by one also prevents from spoiling the mixture if you happen to come across a bad egg.
  6. Sift in the self-raising flour and bring the mixture together.
  7. Finally stir in the mixed dried fruit and marzipan.
  8. Divide the cake mixture between the 12 muffin cases using a spoon or ice cream scoop.
  9. Place on the middle shelf in the oven for 20 minutes. 
  10. If are unsure if the cupcakes are baked after 20 minutes gently press the top of one of the cupcakes. 
  11. It should feel spongy and bounce back up.
  12. Once baked remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cool wire.
  13. Decorate with some Christmas sparkle and enjoy.

Recipe and photo credit by- Heart Of Gold Rapeseed Oil


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.


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