Little mince pie cakes

Little mince pie cakes

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins - 18 mins


Serves 12
These miniature mince pies are sure to go down a treat with anyone with even a slightly sweet tooth

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal272
  • fat15g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 175g softened butter
  • 3 eggs



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  • 2 tbsp milk



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  • about 140g mincemeat
  • icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Line 12 bun tins with paper cases. Put the flour, sugar, spice, butter, eggs and milk into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk or wooden spoon for 2-3 mins, until the mix is light and fluffy.

  2. Put a spoonful of cake mix in each case, then a rounded tsp of mincemeat. Cover the mincemeat with a spoonful of cake mix and smooth.

  3. Bake for 15-18 mins until golden brown and firm. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm or cold.

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Comments (68)

njread's picture

first time of doing a sponge cake very easy to do used brown sugar had no muscovado sugarturned out very good might put some icing on the next batch i do

andreajobling's picture

I have just made these for the second time, instead of putting mincemeat in the middle of each cake i stirred it into the mixture before dividing into cases...much easier this way when a three year old is helping!

clairegiff's picture

These are really lovely and easy to make. They've even replaced mince pies in our house!

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sarethixton's picture

OMG so much better than mince pies ! was delicious and so easy to make, very moreish !

purplebottle's picture

These turned out FANTASTIC. I made them for the first time as a test run for the Christmas buffet at work, hopefully they'll go down as well as they have in our house :-)

thomas11's picture

Mmmm these little mince pie cakes where really yummy. Didn`t last very long !!

hannahguvener's picture

I made these buns two days ago. I got my shopping list a bit wrong, so used dark muscavado sugar, margarine and nutmeg! Despite these chages they still turned out lovely and delicious. The mince meat in the middle makes them lovely and moist. I've only got two of the 12 i made left, so i am going to have to make a second batch soon. These are great for guests visiting over christmas.

moss_sj's picture

Excellent recipe, just made my first couple of dozen for the kids to have for christmas tuck treats, cant see them lasting very long...they are yummy, especially as they sit there on the cooling rack!

nbarrow08's picture

made these instead of mince pies (im just generally more of a cake person) and they went down really nicely!!! will make again. i was ver generous with the "mince" as i love it :)

curlybex's picture

Fab recipe again GF :) Makes more than 12 though!!!

kiteflyer's picture

Yummy but if you try to get all the mix in 12 bun tins you end up over filling them! Will use muffin tins or just make more next time :D

juliebahrain's picture

Have made these many times - I love them!

patpat50's picture

they were delicious..i used lager muffin cases and still got 12 buns these wont last until Christmas..i will definitely be making more

sparrowfield's picture

I made these cakes as the recipe suggested this morning and they are delicious. As it was my first time, perhaps I will try my own variations next.

andrenegawley's picture

Everyone loved these

tazmum's picture

Made these last nite simple to make and tasted lovely hubby and 18 yr son loved them wot more can i say lol made 24 buns in all just added sweet mixed spice instead of wot recipe states made a world of difference will def make again not just for christmas.

carolleslie's picture

these little treats have gone down so well - now making my second batch within 2 weeks! the kids love them too

miffycat's picture

Love this recipe, a change from mince pies and very easy and quick to make!

mickeychef's picture

made these last weekend with my children used homemade mincemeat turn out lovely even my husband said they were nice and he hates mincepies


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