Mincepie Cake! (Not just for Christmas!)

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So back in December when I posted “Cheeky Cheaters Mincepies” my sister made a comment about how great mincepie cupcakes were…I took it one better and here is the Mincepie Cake (maybe I just made it bigger, whatever!) This is one of the best cakes I have ever eaten or made, it is now my partners favorite cake and who cares about Christmas this cake is so good it will be made all year round!

Of course the joy of it being just after Christmas jars of mince are now very cheap… I realized I would be making this cake a lot when my partner came home with 8 jars of mince, but at only 10p a jar I couldn’t complain… this cake is just too good!

What you will Need:

(This recipe works best if you have 1 large mixing bowl and 2 other bowls)

Large Mixing bowl:

  • 1 cup vegan margarine (I use Pure Soya because it is basically flavorless)
  • 1 1/4 cups Sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Dry bowl:

  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Wet bowl (or jug!):

  • 240ml Soya Milk + 1 tbsp Cider Vinegar (combine and leave for 5mins to turn into buttermilk)
  • 6 tsp egg replacer combined with 8 tbsp warm water (whisk this together before adding to the soya milk.

Other: 2 large tbsp Christmas Mince

What you need to do:

  1. Pre heat your oven to 170c and prepare two 23cm tins (to make one large sandwich  cake, or use two smaller 18cm tins to make two small, but separate cakes, you can always cut these in half if you want to make it a sandwich cake!)
  2. In your main mixing bowl  you will have the margarine, sugar and vanilla extract, combine these until light and fluffy.
  3. You should have two other bowls, one with wet and one with dry ingredients. Add these slowly to your main bowl until all your ingredients are fully combined. (If you missed out the cinnamon you could just go right ahead now and put this in the oven, this is a lovely light Victoria Sponge style cake, soft moist and delicious!)
  4. However the magic touch with this cake is to add the Christmas Mincepie mix now, two large tbsp should be enough, but if you want it extra mincey just add more! You may find that if the jar of mince has got cold it might crystallize a little, 30secs in the microwave should sort this out if your worried about it.
  5. Once the mince is fully combined, split the mixture between your two tins and bake… If you have gone for one large cake in the 23cm tins this should take about 20-25mins if you have gone for the smaller more compact tins it will take 25-30mins. Test with a wooden toothpick, if it comes out clean your baked 🙂
  6. Once cooled you can just lightly dust with icing sugar and serve as is, the cake needs no more, or if your feeling adventurous, a light marmalade makes a great sandwich filling!
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