Miniature Fruitcake Cupcakes

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves: 18 cupcakes
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

1/2 box graham cracker crumbs
1 stick unsalted butter room temperature
1 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs, separated
1 c milk
1 c each: raisins, chocolate chips, chopped pecans or walnuts
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1 c sugar
1 can(s) small size crushed pineapple drained
1 jar(s) 10 oz size red maraschino cherries drained
1 jar(s) 10 oz size green maraschino cherries drained

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Dot Shirley Recipe
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Well Seasoned
Apopka, FL (pop. 41,542)
coffeelovermama
Member Since Jul 2010
Dot's notes for this recipe:
I've had this recipe so long I can't remember where it came from or even the "real" name of the recipe. I make them every Christmas for my son. He's named the recipe. He says: "Just isn't Christmas without your special recipes."
If you don't care much for the candied fruit, this is a great substitute.
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What a perfect way to serve fruit cake! The cupcakes can easily be made ahead of time and frozen. When ready to serve, just spoon on the fruit mix.

Directions

1
Fill muffin pans with foil or holiday paper cups.
2
Preheat oven to 350* Place oven rack in center of oven.
3
With electric mixer, cream room temp. butter and sugar til blended. Mix crumbs, baking powder, egg yolks, and milk. Do not over mix.
4
Beat egg whites til stiff and fold gently into the mixture.
5
Add fruits and nuts gently folding into mixture. Chocolate chips come in a bag.....any brand will do. Which ever you like, Nestles, Hersheys, etc. Remember...chocolate melts when cooked. no need to chop, cut or smash.
6
Spoon into paper cup lined muffin pans. Fill 3/4 full. The egg whites will give heighth to the muffins.
7
Bake at 350* 15-20 mins til set but not hard when pressed in center. Toothpick will come out clean when pressed into top of muffin.
8
While muffins are baking, mix sugar and drained pineapple and cook til syrupy about 15 mins.
9
Slice all cherries in half and mix with cooked pineapple.
10
When pineapple/cherry mixture is cooled and cupcakes are cooled, spoon cherry mixture on top of each cupcake.
11
These are beautiful and delish the day of baking. It's hard to eat just one. Especially if they are still slightly warm inside.
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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Sep 30, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Sep 30, 2011
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user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Oct 3, 2011
Congratulations, Dot, on your first blue ribbon!
user Dot Shirley coffeelovermama - Oct 3, 2011
Thanks. I'm thinking about making them now instead of waiting. So good.
user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Oct 3, 2011
Can these be frozen for later?

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