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Christmas Tree Cakes

These exciting cupcakes are the perfect afternoon treat and great to make with children

12 cupcakes

Easy 60 Minutes



For the recipe  Christmas Tree Cakes

For the cupcakes:

12 Dr. Oetker Muffin Cases x 12
100 g Margarine (3 1/2 oz, softened)
100 g Caster Sugar (3 1/2 oz)
5 ml Dr. Oetker Caramel Flavour (1 tsp)
115 g Plain Flour (4 oz)
1 Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Sachet x 1 (1 tsp)
175 g Tinned Caramel (175g / 6oz)
about 50 g
2 Medium Eggs Beaten

To decorate:

65 g White Vegetable Fats (2 1/2 oz) softened
65 g Lightly Salted Butter (2 1/2 oz) softened
250 g Icing Sugar (9 oz)
5 ml Dr. Oetker Caramel Flavour (1 tsp)
Dr. Oetker Green Extra Strong Food Colour Gel x 2 tubes




Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4). Line a cupcake tray with 12 Baking Cases.


Put the margarine, sugar, Caramel Flavour and eggs in a bowl. Sift the flour and Baking Powder on top. Using an electric whisk, beat all the ingredients together and whisk for a few seconds until well blended.


Spoon the mixture into the cake cases, smooth the tops and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes until risen, lightly golden and just firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Using a small spoon, scoop out a piece of sponge from the centre of each cake and fill with some of the caramel. Replace the scooped out cake on top. Spread the tops lightly with the remaining  caramel and arrange 4 Mini Marshmallows in a neat pyramid (3 plus 1 on top) on the top of each cake.


To decorate, put the vegetable fat and butter in a bowl and beat until smooth and glossy. Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar to make a firm icing.


Add the Caramel Flavour and squeeze in the 2 tubes of Green Gel Food Colour. Mix well to achieve a bright green coloured icing.


Spoon the icing into a large piping bag fitted with a small star nozzle. Start piping as close to the edge of the marshmallows as you can and continue piping in layers upwards until the marshmallows are covered and icing forms a peak on top of the cake.

1 cupcake = 90g

Nutritional Information for the recipe Christmas Tree Cakes

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1474 kJ
352 kcal
1675 kJ
400 kcal
Fat 17.61 g 20.02 g
Carbohydrate 48.24 g 54.82 g
Protein 3.22 g 3.66 g