Brush a baking sheet lightly with oil. Beat together the flaked almonds, sultanas, glacé cherries and golden syrup in a bowl. Tip the mixture out on to the prepared baking sheet and spread in a thin layer.
Bake in a preheated oven, 200°C (400°F), Gas Mark 6, for 8 minutes or until the nuts and syrup are turning golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly.
Break up the mixture and scatter over the cooled cupcakes in an even layer.
Melt the chocolate (see