Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Alternative Mince Pies...The Sequel!

Ok, so they're not exactly mince pies as there's no pastry! However, these do provide a good alternative to mince pies if you fancy a bit of a change! They're very light and not too filling...that does however mean that you might be prone to eating more than one!! They also look super cute with a dusting of icing sugar for the snow and these lovely reindeer and snowflake toppers which I ordered from the Cake Craft Shop.

  •  175g self-raising flour
  • 100g light muscavado sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 175g softened butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Roughly 140g mincemeat
  • Icing sugar for dusting
Heat your oven to 190c/170c/gas 5. Then put all of the ingredients in to a bowl, except the mincemeat, and mix with an electric hand mixer for around 2-3 minutes. The mixture should be nice and fluffy. Place the cake cases in to the bun tin and spoon a little of the mixture in to each one, followed by a teaspoon of mincemeat. Finally, cover the mincemeat with the remainder of the cake mix and smooth over.

Bake for 15-18 minutes. The cakes should be golden brown and when cool dust with icing sugar. These can be served cold or warm.


  1. what a good idea! I hadn't ever considered putting mincemeat in a cupcake/bun.

  2. They taste good... and were really, really quick and easy!


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