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
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  • 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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29th Dec, 2011
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!
24th Dec, 2011
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
23rd Dec, 2011
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!
21st Dec, 2011
These are really lovely and easy to make. They've even replaced mince pies in our house!
20th Dec, 2011
20th Dec, 2011
OMG so much better than mince pies ! was delicious and so easy to make, very moreish !
18th Dec, 2011
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 :-)
17th Dec, 2011
Mmmm these little mince pie cakes where really yummy. Didn`t last very long !!
14th Dec, 2011
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.
11th Dec, 2011
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!


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