Mary Berry's Mincemeat Loaf Cakes
This classic mincemeat loaf cake recipe from Mary Berry is a very useful recipe for using up leftover mincemeat and makes two loaves - one for yourself and one for a friend!
- 150 g soft butter
- 225 g mincemeat
- 150 g soft light brown sugar
- 225 g self raising flour
- 2 eggs
- 100 g Glace cherries
- 100 g sultanas
- 50 g blanched almonds or halved glace cherries for decoration
Preheat oven to 180/160Fan.
Grease and line 2 1lb (450g) loaf tins.
Simply mix all the ingredients except for the blanched almonds together until they are well incorporated.
Spoon the mixture into your loaf tins. Stud with the blanched almonds/halved cherries.
Bake for 1 hour if using 1lb loaf tins or 35-40 minutes for mini loaf tins or until the cakes are shrinking from the sides
] and golden and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
You can "feed" this cake with brandy or rum if desired - once the cakes are cool, poke little holes in the top of them with a skewer and drizzle over your alcohol of choice!
This recipes makes 2 1lb (450g) loaf cakes or 4 mini loaves. I used Wilton recipe right non stick mini loaf pan.