Mini Almond Cakes with Cranberry Sauce Topping



Mini Almond Cakes with Cranberry Sauce Topping

By 27/11/2012

Crumbly, nutty and addictive, that's how I would describe these little bites.

They are made with shortcrust pastry, rolled into crushed almonds and finished off with a dash of cranberry sauce on top. As we are heading for Christmas I thought cranberries would add a splash of colour and will set you in the mood for the festivities ahead.

They are very easy to make and you can get your children involved too. It is nice to see little hands rolling pastry and learn about baking!

  • Prep Time : 35 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes



Put the flour on your working top, add the sugar, almond and vanilla flavouring, salt and egg yolk. Then add the cold diced butter and incorporate the ingredients quickly with your hands.

If the pastry is very sticky put it in the fridge for half an hour.

Roll the pastry into a sausage shape approximately the size of your index finger. Cut it into same size pieces and turn them into balls as big as a cherry.

Put the balls on a greased baking tray. Make sure they are not too close to each other.

Dip the balls into the egg white and then into the crushed almonds.

With your finger make a little hole on the top of the balls and put some cranberry sauce on it.

Cook for 15-20 minutes until golden.

Mini Almond Cakes with Cranberry Sauce Topping

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11 Responses to Mini Almond Cakes with Cranberry Sauce Topping

  1. Mich - Piece of Cake

    Hi Alida, these are making my mouth water. I can imagine biting into an airy pastry with almond bits and tangy cranberry sauce. So delicious and sounds perfect for a Christmas dessert. Love your new site design.

    • Alida

      Thank you Mich.

  2. Suzanne

    I love this recipe and Christmas cookies!!! Wonderful!!! 🙂

  3. All That I'm Eating

    These look so sweet. They sound quite festive too but are very different.

  4. Ozlem's Turkish Table

    Yummy, yummy Alida!! Almonds, cranberry, some of my favorite things, just need some with my cup of tea now 🙂 Look forward to trying them, thanks for sharing!

  5. Cabriola

    wooow! they look soooo tasty! gracias por la receta. Verdaderamente deliciosa! saludos españoles 🙂

  6. la cucina di Molly

    Non riuscivo più a trovare il tuo blog, la pagina mi diceva che era stata chiusa dall’autore! Per fortuna ti ho ritrovata cliccando su Alida! Vedo che hai cambiato il tuo vestito del blog, è cariissimo! I tuoi pasticcini sono una delizia, che abbinamento stupendo noci e mirtilli, brava! Ciao

  7. gunther

    mi piace molto quella salsina di cranberry che hai messo sopra un bel tocco di colore e sapore, il tutto una meraviglia

  8. My Italian Smörgåsbord

    sei veramente bravissima con i lievitati, complimenti!
    bellissime anche queste foto cosi’ piene di luce (ma c’e’ da voi?). e il nuovo sito e’ sempre piu’ bello.

  9. Phil in the Kitchen

    These sound like lovely little treats. It’s so nice to see cranberries being used a little differently.

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