Christmas Pudding Muffins (New & Improved)

As much as I enjoy my homemade Christmas Pudding, there is always some left and rather than just eat up left overs I try to find ways of using it up which are a bit different.
Here are some Christmas Pudding Muffins which are nice and light and not stodgy despite containing christmas pudding! To be honest they are lovely without the cranberry and Baileys butter cream topping, but with it they are a little bit nicer still!! I made half with the topping and half without.
Christmas Pudding Muffins (New & Improved)
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great way to use up left over Christmas pudding
Recipe type: desserts
Serves: 8
  • 125g left over Christmas pudding
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • zest of 1 small orange
  • (2 tbsp baileys or brandy - optional or orange juice)
  • Buttercream (optional)
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp baileys/brandy (optional) or orange juice
  • 1 tbsp cranberry sauce (if you make your own at Christmas then this is a way of using some up)
  1. pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC fan
  2. cream together the butter and sugar until pale and soft
  3. add the flour, mixed spice and eggs and beat well to combine
  4. add the zest, baileys/brandy (if adding) and crumbled christmas pudding and beat well to combine all together
  5. divide between 8 muffin cases and place in the oven for about 25 minutes or until cooked through
  6. Allow to cool thoroughly and then you can leave them like this if you prefer
  7. OR you can add some cranberry and Baileys buttercream
  8. Cream the butter in a large bowl until soft and then add the icing sugar and beat together carefully until light and creamy. Then add the cranberry sauce and baileys/brandy/orange juice and beat well to make a smooth buttercream
  9. Then top your muffins and if you have any festive cake decorations then you could add those too - I used snowflakes
So, next time you have some spare Christmas pudding in the house why not make some muffins


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  1. They look scrummy. I’m not a fan of xmas pudding but these actually look like something I’d like

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