Mincemeat Christmas Cake

    2 hours

    A very quick Christmas cake that tastes lovely!

    164 people made this

    Serves: 40 

    • 150g (5 oz) butter, room temperature
    • 150g (5 oz) light muscovado sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 225g (8 oz) self-raising flour
    • 1 (400g) jar luxury mincemeat
    • 60g (2 oz) glace cherries, chopped
    • 110g (4 oz) currants
    • 60g (2 oz) whole almonds, chopped

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr45min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / gas 3. Grease a 20cm square cake tin and line with baking parchment.
    2. Measure all ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for 1 minute until thoroughly mixed. Turn into the prepared tin and level the surface.
    3. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean and the cake is slightly shrinking from the sides of the tin.

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    have made this cake for a few years now and it is fab every time everyone comments on how moist and tasty it is better than a bought christmas cake you wont be let down with this one and oh so easy to make  -  20 Dec 2010


    this is the best recipe for christmas cake i have ever had,never tasted a nicer one and so moist ,i did tweek it ,i used sultanas instead of currants and left out the nuts ,excellent recipe though and so easy, quick and a lot cheaper  -  30 Nov 2012


    I was reading this recipe and thought - it can't be this easy - Well it is! Why on earth would you spend hours and money on making a Christmas cake the old way when you have this recipe - brilliant!  -  05 Nov 2012