The New Year Leftover Cake

The New Year Leftover Cake

This was a little experiment of mine with some leftover mincemeat after the festive season.  It is a wonderful light but very moist loaf cake which is enhanced by the fruit from the mincemeat.  Go on try it.  It is a fantastic afternoon tea cake!


225g Self Raising Flour

225g Caster Sugar

225g Butter

4 Eggs

3 tbsp Mincemeat


1. Heat the oven to 180c/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper

2. Beat together the butter and sugar till pale and creamy

3. Add the eggs one at a time, slowly mixing through each one

4. Sift in the flour, and add 3 heaped tablespoons of Mincemeat, mix these ingredients through till the batter is fully combined

5. Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin and level the top of the mixture with a spoon

6. Bake for 45-50  minutes.  Test with a skewer, if it comes out clean then it is done

7. Let the cake cool, for decoration sprinkle some icing sugar over the cake if desired


This recipe is the intellectual property of Victoria Proctor 2012


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