Little mince pie cakes

Little mince pie cakes

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins - 18 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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 info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
272
protein
4g
carbs
33g
fat
15g
saturates
9g
fibre
1g
sugar
19g
salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 175g softened butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • about 140g mincemeat
  • icing sugar, for dusting

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2005

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macinnes48's picture

sobia, mincemeat can be bought ready made in jars, it is a mixture of dried fruits and spices, not to be confused with savoury mince.

vikkimonksfield's picture

These are a fantastic alternative to those who don't like mince pies. They never last long when I make them every year. If you like a bit of extra kick, add a dessert spn of brandy to the mince first, and grating in an apple adds extra flavour and keeps them super moist.

lupinlou's picture
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These cakes are lovely. Light and tasty and great with a cup of tea. A great alternative to mince pies, I will defineately make these again and not just for Christmas!

mcnabk's picture

Just made these cakes...lovely and so easy to make..I had made my own mincemeat so they tasted even better...I did add alot of cinnamon as i love the taste,,,..,perfect easy recipe..x

dragon1260's picture

Sobia, i use a jar of tesco finest mincemeat. put a teaspoonful straight from the jar onto the cake mix, then cover with the rest of the mix,they are lovely.

anatorab's picture

i dont know much about cooking n baking, this recipe is attracting yet difficult for me to use. As i dont know what to do with mince, is it raw or cooked and what spices are added to the mixture. Can someone guide me in this regard?

anatorab's picture

i really could not know what to do with mince. should it be using cooked or raw

fayegun's picture
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full marks! :-)

fayegun's picture
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I froze a couple of batches last year to keep me going over xmas, will do the same this year. I topped each one with a walnut too!

Took them out of the freezer and straight into the microwave as needed, served warm with a bit of squirty cream or ice cream, lovely!

mother_ship's picture
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Made a batch of these for the school Xmas bazaar and they went down very well, quicker to make and lighter than mince pies.

14wentworth's picture

can these cakes be frozen?

zoebazuin's picture
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I just got through making these, I made them in tiny muffin cases as a canape idea, it made 50 of them! Actuary it made 51, but I had to taste one…warning, please wait before eating, hot mince meat filling can burn your tongue!

gervais's picture

They were so easy to make and delicious. I think I must have had small cake/bun tins as I made 12 but they would have looked better if they were smaller and I had made 14/16
Will make them again, a great way to finish a jar of mincemeat.

maggyfaz's picture
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Lovely little cakes - much nicer than they look in the photo. I made mine in mini muffin tins and they were great. Will definitely make again next Christmas.

cruachan's picture
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Have made these every christmas since 2005 and they go down a treat. Very simple to make, without the hassle of rolling out pastry.

mariella71's picture

I also made these instead of mincepies.My kids loved them as they are very soft and not very sweet.

jooshea's picture

I made these instead of mince pies and they were lovely - were more like muffins than the picture. One was left for Father Christmas - only crumbs left!

chocbiscuit's picture
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Made these this week for a local toddler group, everyone loved them and had many requests for the recipe. A lot of people said they weren't keen on mince pies but loved these cakes. Great alternative to mince pies.

sorch35's picture

Made these as an alternative to mince pies and they flew out of the tin at college and there were some very happy plumbers and electricians at my husbands work...love the idea of brandy butter to make butterfly cakes - inspired!

alisonjones15's picture
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I made these cakes and converted some to butterfly cakes using brandy butter as the filling. Delicious!

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