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Mincemeat Cupcakes.

Updated on December 8, 2010

For this delicious, soft, sweet and tangy twist on an old Christmas favourite you will need:


120g (4oz) Unsalted Butter.
120g (4oz) Demerara Sugar.
120g (4oz) Self Raising Flour.
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Essence.
3 tablespoons of Mincemeat.
2 Eggs.

For the Icing:

75g (2.5oz) Icing Sugar.
1-2 tablespoons of Pure Orange Juice.


Before you start, pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
Cube the butter, which should preferably be at room temperature before you start, add the demerara sugar and cream together, add the Vanilla Essence and mix well.
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition, Sieve the flour and combine with the wet mixture, (don't beat to vigorously).
Finally stir in the mincemeat and spoon the mixture into Christmas style cupcake cases, fill them about 2/3 full.
Place in the centre of the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the cakes have risen and are golden. To check if they are done, take a cocktail stick and put it in the centre of one of your cupcakes, if it comes out clean then they're done!
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

While they are cooling prepare the icing as follows; sieve the icing sugar into a bowl, and add the orange juice, stir together until the mixture is smooth and drizzly (but not runny). To ice the cupcakes you can put the icing into a piping bag and using a narrow nozzle, ice festive designs on your cakes like me. Or if you prefer, you can just drizzle the icing onto your cakes in any random pattern of your choice with a spoon.
Let the icing set and your done! So....




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      Pudding Fairy 7 years ago from The Top Shelf of the Pantry

      Jason, thanks for your comment, if you try the recipe let me know how it goes! x

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      Pudding Fairy 7 years ago from The Top Shelf of the Pantry

      Thanks for commenting VKA, That is a common misconception, a lot of people get mincemeat confused with Minced Meat! I think it's mainly used here in Britain. Anyway, it is a sweet fruit filling, it tastes a little like raisins, only sweeter (it's sort of hard to explain how but it tastes like Christmas!).

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      JASON NICHOLS 7 years ago

      Lovely recipie Pudding fairy! I am going to try it out soon. Thanks for sharing with us:)

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      v_kahleranderson 7 years ago from San Jose, California

      Hi there, Pudding Fairy, I love this new idea! Who would have thought? This recipe looks fabulous!

      First, I have never used the ingredient Mincemeat. I used to think that it was real meat, but I have been told that it is actually made of fruit. What does it taste like? Would you be able to describe it to me, please. I think I may have an interest in trying to make your cupcakes. Thank you for sharing. :)