Spiced Red Wine Cakes

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Spiced Red Wine Cakes
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
50 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
12
For the muffins
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon Mixed spice
½ teaspoon ground Star anise
1 pinch ground cloves
2 eggs
cup light corn syrup
½ cup butter (melted)
hot water
For the icing
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons mulled wine syrup
To decorate
12 Star anise
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.
For the muffins: heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Place paper cases in a 12 hole muffin tin.
2.
Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and spices into a mixing bowl.
3.
Beat together the eggs, golden syrup and butter until smooth. Stir into the dry ingredients.
4.
Add enough hot water to give a soft dropping consistency and stir well until combined.
5.
Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
6.
For the icing: sift the icing sugar into a bowl and gradually beat in the mulled wine syrup until smooth.
7.
Drizzle a little icing over the cakes and place a star anise on top. Leave to set.