60g margarine or butter (I use half marg, half butter)
70g caster sugar
1 large egg
90g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
30ml milk (optional)
100g dried fruit
a few glacé cherries, quartered
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:15min › Ready in:35min
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
In a mixer bowl combine the butter, caster sugar and egg and beat well until fluffy and light. Sieve the flour and baking powder and fold into the beaten ingredients. Add the milk, a little at a time to loosen the mixture if necessary. Finally fold in the dried fruit, reserving the glacé cherries. Place 2 or 3 pieces of cherry on top of each cake and mix until well integrated. Spoon the mixture equally into the prepared paper cases, filling only to 3/4 full to allow for a good rise.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until risen, golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack before serving and enjoying.