Holiday Mincemeat Cake

"I made this cake one year for Christmas when I was short of time and wasn't able to make a pie. It was a big hit. It is a very moist cake best served with just a dusting of icing sugar for garnish."
 
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photo by Dina B. photo by Dina B.
Ready In:
1hr 15mins
Ingredients:
13
Yields:
1 cake
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ingredients

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directions

  • Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together; set aside.
  • Cream the butter, orange rind and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light.
  • Beat in the sugar.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Blend in the mincemeat.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  • Stir in the nuts.
  • Turn the batter into either a greased 12-cup Bundt or tube pan or a greased 9" x 13" cake pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • If using a Bundt pan, bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until done.
  • If using a cake pan, bake for 45 to 50 minutes.
  • In either case, cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the pan and cool completely.
  • Dust with icing sugar before serving.

Questions & Replies

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  1. lorrainekowal
    Hi there Irmgard . I want the make the Holiday Mincemeat Cake as photographed on your blog . Going over the recipe you dont give recipe for the what looks like a rum icing on the cake . It just says dust with icing sugar I reviewed other recipies like you pumpkin bundt but the icing doesnt look quite the same . Could you please share the icing recipe pictured on the mincemeat bundt cake ? Thanks ever so much .
     
  2. ripaniky4
    Dose this cake have a long life span like regular fruit cake? I'm the only one in my house that loves christmas cake and christmas pudding and mince pies and although I would like to scoff it down in one sitting.....I really don't think that would be a good choice lol
     
  3. cleoh85
    Hi, reeeeeallly want to make this recipe, but the mince meat jars only come in grams, not mls - apparently the substance is too dense to be considered a liquid, so the weight will be different. The only jar of mince meat I found is 410 gms; would this be sufficient for the 750 mls of mince meat the recipe calls for? Thanks
     
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Reviews

  1. sadielady
    This cake is delicious. It's almost identical to Canadian Living's Mincemeat Bundt Cake. The major difference is that the CL recipe calls for 2 cups of mincemeat instead of 3. Three cups seemed like a lot and I was worried that the cake might be too moist, but since I was trying to use up a 750 ml jar of it, I used the full 3 cups and am glad I did. The texture was just right....moist but not wet, with a tender crumb. I added 1 tsp. of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves to tweak the flavour. The spices were well balanced and not overpowering. The cake tested done at 58 minutes in a bundt pan. It's best made the day before serving. I added a caramel frosting. Tested the cake served at room temperature and also warmed slightly, and most people preferred it warmed slightly. The mincemeat taste seemed a bit enhanced, and the cake had a richer taste.
     
  2. meuwis
    Delicious! I used homemade green tomato mincemeat (I never made it before and wasn't sure what to do with it - a pie I made was not such a great success), and added a generous shot of rum. It was a big hit! Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Dina B.
    Excellent! I normally make a mincemeat pie but this year I wanted to try something different! I made this recipe exactly and used a 9x13 pan as I do not have a bundt pan. The family loved it even those who do not like mincemeat. I frosted it with cream cheese frosting and crushed walnuts.
     
    • Review photo by Dina B.
  4. Christine N.
    This cake is unbelievable!! Moist! I made it EXACTLY as written. It took longer to bake but I kept testing it…was more afraid of underbaking. It’s a keeper ????
     
  5. ripaniky4
    Dose this cake have a long life span like regular fruit cake? I'm the only one in my house that loves christmas cake and christmas pudding and mince pies and although I would like to scoff it down in one sitting.....I really don't think that would be a good choice lol
     
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