Mincemeat Loaf Cake Recipe

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I am always looking for ways to use up leftover mincemeat and I have made mincemeat muffins, mince pie cookies, festive swirls and even mince pie flapjacks as well as traditional mince pies. But, there is nothing quite like a homemade loaf cake to slice and serve throughout December or at any other time of the year.

So I’ve made mincemeat loaf cakes to use up half a jar of mincemeat and it’s the perfect bake to enjoy at any time of the year – I may even start saving a jar of mincemeat after Christmas just to enjoy this part way through the year.

Mincemeat Loaf Cake Recipe

This mincemeat sponge cake is a great alternative to a Christmas cake and although I’m no Mary berry, I do think this is a cake for all occasions that everyone will enjoy.

Why should we bake Mincemeat Loaf Cake?

This mincemeat cake is wonderful with a cup of tea at any time of day. It would be lovely as part of an afternoon tea spread and it could even be used as a festive gift when visiting friends and family or something to take to a school bake sale.

This easy cake is full of flavour – with the mincemeat adding that festive touch and the extra fruit adding a really lovely texture to it. The milk makes sure the fruit doesn’t soak up all the liquid in the bake and it turns out a really lovely, light, wholesome bake that the whole family can enjoy.

Mincemeat Loaf Cake Recipe

Can you vary the Mincemeat Loaf Cake recipe?

This fruit cake uses raisins but you can substitute the raisins for any dried fruit and even a dried fruit mix. A handful of glace cherries would be wonderful in the mix and would really give the cake a new flavour if you wanted to try something different.

Mixed dried fruit, a bit of peel and cherries would be a really lovely mix and if you wanted a more crumbly bake you could leave the milk out of the ingredients. Or, if you like a boozy Christmas bake, you could substitute some of the milk for Brandy instead.

Mincemeat Loaf Cake Recipe

Can I make individual cakes instead?

You could always make this recipe in individual loaf tins or a sectioned brownie pan to create individual mincemeat cake bars, a great, handy alternative to a single loaf cake.

The Mincemeat Loaf Cake is so simple to make, looks great and the children love helping to bake it as well. It lasts for a few days in an airtight container and can even be frozen to enjoy at a later date.

If you’re looking for other festive recipes why not try our Mince Pie Bakewell Tarts, Mince Pie Slice or Mincemeat and Cherry Flapjack? You can see all our mincemeat themed recipes here.

What equipment do you need for this loaf cake recipe?

You can make this recipe simply with things you already have in your kitchen but here are the things we use in case there’s something you don’t already have:

As you can see, it’s all things you probably have already. We use loaf tin liners to guarantee that bakes come out of the tin easily and they’re great when baking as gifts too.

So here’s our easy Mincemeat Cake Recipe – happy baking!

Ingredients

  • 75 g low fat spread
  • 75 g caster sugar – although, light muscovado sugar works well too.
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 225 g self raising flour
  • 200 g mincemeat
  • 120 g raisins
  • 2 tblsp milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4. Grease a loaf tin using a little butter or spread.
  • Beat spread and caster sugar together in a large bowl until pale and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in the eggs until combined, then fold in the flour, mincemeat, raisins and milk. Spoon into a loaf pan and bake for 1hr-1hr15 until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool in the cake tin for 15 mins then remove from tin and cool on a wire rack.

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Mincemeat Loaf Cake Recipe

A simple cake the whole family can enjoy and a great way to use up leftover mincemeat too. A lovely bake with all the flavours of the festive season.
Course Afternoon Tea, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 75 g low fat spread
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 200 g mincemeat
  • 120 g raisins
  • 2 tblsp milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4. Grease a loaf tin.
  • Beat spread and caster sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in the eggs until combined, then fold in the flour, mincemeat, raisins and milk. Spoon into the tin and bake for 1hr-1hr15 until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin for 15 mins then remove from tin and cool on a wire rack.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Mincemeat Loaf Cake Recipe

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