Christmas Mincemeat Cupcakes Recipe

I love making festive treats that are a great alternative to mince pies or Christmas cake. These Christmas Mincemeat Cupcakes are just the thing and something the whole family will enjoy – and the children will love to bake too!

Recipe: Christmas Mincemeat Cupcakes
mincemeat cupcakes

How should we enjoy Christmas Mincemeat Cupcakes?

These little mincemeat muffins are great to have cooled slightly from the oven or let cool completely and top with glace icing. They make a nice change to plain cupcakes and have a definite festive feel about them.

This is one of our favourite recipes using mincemeat and it’s great if you’re wondering what to do with leftover mincemeat after making mince pies. We really enjoy baking with mincemeat and bake as much as we can throughout December.

Recipe: Christmas Mincemeat Cupcakes
iced mincemeat cupcakes

You can decorate the muffin cups with gingerbread men, festive sprinkles or anything else you find in the baking section of the supermarket. I usually give this job to the children and, topping the cakes with glace icing, means that they are really easy to decorate too.

You could also remove the middle and give these little mince pie cupcakes a mincemeat centre. Oh the options are limitless! I know we’ll be enjoying mincemeat filled muffins throughout the festive season.

Here’s our Christmas Mincemeat Cupcakes Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 220 g caster sugar
  • 100 ml double cream
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 220 g mincemeat
  • 220 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 4 tsp brandy
  • 100 g melted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well
  • Half fill paper cases with mixture and bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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Christmas Mincemeat Cupcakes Recipe

These are a really lovely alternative to mince pies to have all the flavours of Christmas but in a cake instead of a pie.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, cake, christmas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 220 g caster sugar
  • 100 ml double cream
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 220 g mincemeat
  • 220 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 4 tsp brandy
  • 100 g melted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well
  • Half fill paper cases with mixture and bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe: Christmas Mincemeat Cupcakes

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