Little mince pie cakes

Little mince pie cakes

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(46 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


  • 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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Claire V
15th Sep, 2017
Just made this as one large square cake, filled with some 18 month-old homemade jeweled mincemeat from the website, with a dash of whisky to perk things up a bit. Fantastic !
24th Dec, 2015
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.
20th Nov, 2015
how about you sell some on here
6th Jan, 2015
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!
2nd Jan, 2014
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.
20th Dec, 2013
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 ...
6th Jan, 2013
Lovely cakes to use up the last of xmas mincemeat enjoyed by all my family!
5th Jan, 2013
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.
1st Jan, 2013
I just made this by thirding the mixture and made about 9 miniature cupcakes in my mini cupcake maker! Parents said they were delish!
27th Dec, 2012
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 !


22nd Dec, 2019
GF Team, Is it a dessertspoon of sponge mixture to a tsp mincemeat? And will it work with muffin cases? Also, can they be reheated in the oven from frozen?
lulu_grimes's picture
23rd Dec, 2019
Hello, Use a tablespoon for the cake mix, yes muffin cases will be fine - though they are often bigger than cake cases so you will have to make fewer, larger cakes or have cases that are not so full when cooked. And yes they can be reheated in the oven but be careful you don't dry them out.
7th Dec, 2019
I want to bake these on xmas eve, will they keep until boxing day? Thanks.
lulu_grimes's picture
10th Dec, 2019
Hello, Thank you for your question, yes they will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days. You could re-warm them briefly in a low oven before serving if you wanted.
7th Dec, 2016
Can these be frozen ?
goodfoodteam's picture
9th Dec, 2016
Thanks for your question. Yes, you could freeze these if you like.
21st Oct, 2015
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.
Camelmoose's picture
6th Dec, 2016
I added icing on top and decorated them with a Christmas theme - yummee.
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