Today in the Budget Bounty kitchen, we revisited the fruit cake recipe in the last post.

I lovingly spooned the batter into two mini bundt pans that I have. Thinking that we couldĀ have one on the way to Christmas and pop one into the freezer for some time in the New Year.

mini bundt pans

mini bundt pans

Given the smaller amount of batter in each ‘tin’, I worked on reducing the time accordingly. I decided to bake them at the same temperature for 40 minutes, before taking them out to test and rotate.

After baking...

After baking…

And this seems to have been just right! They’ve worked well with that timing.

For those of you reading who haveĀ a much better grasp of icing/frosting/decorating than I do (and a bundt tin or two), imagine something like this decorated to resemble a Christmas Wreath!

And don't they look precious?

And don’t they look precious?


(Mine will just get a dusting of icing sugar, I think.)

This would work just as well with other pan shapes, if you happen to have smaller loaf or round tins in your cupboards.