Little mince pie cakes

Little mince pie cakes

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(44 ratings)

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)

twinmum's picture

These are a lovely change to mince pies but with all the flavour! Family and guests loved them. Wasn't sure what bun cases were so used cupcake cases, based on the photo, and there was mixture left over. Made some mini ones too.

ladyruskin's picture

Really easy to make and very light and tasty. I made them with my 3 year old, so they weren't quite as lovely-looking as the photo, but were still delicious!

pipsipops's picture

Super easy and super tasty! A nice change from an ordinary mince pie too. I got loads of compliments and several people have asked for the recipe. Going to make some more this week to use up the last of the mincemeat.

lissybakes's picture

I love this recipe! So easy to make and tastes scrumptious! Highly recommended, especially if you really fancy some mince pies but don't have much time ...

jododd71's picture

Lovely cakes to use up the last of xmas mincemeat enjoyed by all my family!

clairekenny25's picture

These were delicious! Make a really nice change from traditional mince pies. I made a batch to take to work and people came back for 2nd and even 3rd helpings.

emmafitz1996's picture

I just made this by thirding the mixture and made about 9 miniature cupcakes in my mini cupcake maker! Parents said they were delish!

feebee23's picture

Love this fab cake recipe !!!! So easy to make great way to get kids to bake they can dollop the mincemeat as you layer the mixture. I'm not a great fan of mince pies these are a great alternative. Thanks Mary for another great recipe !

jmcguire's picture

Yum! I had some mincemeat left over and decided to try these - they are delicious! I think I will also try them with some stewed apple when the festive season is over.

loauty's picture

really easy, made in muffin cases, good alternative to pastry mince pies. Will definately make again

kelh76's picture

Baked in mini muffin silicon tray. made about 30. Baked for 18-19mins at 180 degrees. Used piping bag for ease. Came out well enough - not quite as nice as a mince pie, but I will make again as they are much less faffing!

lovelyamanda's picture

These were rally delicious. Made some slightly larger ones in muffin cases and baked them longer. Really tasty.

miyareddy's picture

I did this as a slab cake in a 9"x9" tin - bake for 30-35 mins and cut into squares. I put half in the freezer for another day.
Very good served warm with rum and raisin ice cream-careful you don't burn your mouth on the hot mincemeat though!
Lovely light- textured sponge cake-I just added vanilla not mixed spice, and not too sweet like mince pies.

samson111's picture

Lovely, very popular

fluffysammy's picture

Thank you Andrea, was hoping to find a comment from someone who had mixed the mincemeat in as thought i would do that too, will now i know it will be ok :-)

11sk11's picture

oops forgot my 5 star rating!

11sk11's picture

i made these with the Sandham Family Mince recipe too. so much easier than messing about with pastry for mince pies. this recipe made 18 regular sized cupcakes. i think next time i'll try them with lots of cinnamon and use the muffin tin

skybun's picture

so quick and easy to make. Used the muffin size tins and the mixture was the right amount.

faye8t's picture

I made these on Christmas eve. They were so simple to make (for a baking novice) and they tasted amazing, particularly when hot. I can't wait to make them again!


Questions (2)

belgium2970's picture

Can these be frozen ?

enyatoo's picture

can you give me info' on the grams measurements for the USA many people i'm sure would appreciate this, as would I....thanks ! this site and makes me very homesick.

Tips (1)

Camelmoose's picture

I added icing on top and decorated them with a Christmas theme - yummee.