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To make these Christmas cakelets at home, purchase your own festive cakelet pans from BHGShop.com.au today.
- Cooking oil spray, to grease
- 170g unsalted butter, chopped
- 170g dark chocolate,
- finely chopped
- ¼ cup CSR caster sugar
- ¼ cup boysenberry jam,
- plus extra to serve
- 2 free-range eggs
- 1 cup plain flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- Icing sugar, to dust
Boysenberry cream cheese frosting
- 250g block cream cheese,
- chopped, softened
- 2 Tbsp icing sugar mixture
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 1 Tbsp boysenberry jam
Preheat oven to 160ºC fanforced (180ºC conventional). Grease a 6-hole festive cakelet pan with cooking oil. Put it on an oven tray.
Put butter, chocolate and sugar in a large bowl. Set over a saucepan of simmering water and stir occasionally until butter and chocolate have melted. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Using a hand whisk, stir in jam then whisk in eggs, until just combined.
Sift in flour and baking powder, stir again until combined, still using whisk.
Spoon 1/3 cup of mixture into each hole. Bake for 25 minutes. Centre will still be slightly fudgy. Set aside in pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Trim bases to level, then cut in half horizontally.
Meanwhile, to make boysenberry cream cheese frosting, put cream cheese and icing sugar mixture into a large bowl and beat with electric hand beaters on low until smooth. Add the milk and beat until incorporated. Increase to high speed and beat again for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add jam and swirl to create a marbled effect. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm star nozzle.
Pipe mixture onto the cut side of bases, then sandwich with tops. Drizzle with extra jam.
Dust with icing sugar. Serve.