Last Minute Christmas Cake recipe to follow.
Today I’m making my paper snowballs on the BBC so as I have already shared that with you I thought I would bring you my last minute Christmas cake instead.
Now I have used my Vegetarian Mincemeat (see post last week) to make this but you could use any store bought mincemeat if you don’t have any of this great stuff to hand.
Instead of making one normal sized cake I used 4 small loaf tins and made 4 mini cakes so I can keep one for myself and give the others to friends as prezzies next week.
Most folks have made their Christmas cakes in November or October. They are planners, people on the festive ball, ready with those prezzies bought and wrapped and the tree up on 1st December. This last minute Christmas cake idea will be totally alien to them.
Sometimes life just gets in the way of our grand plans, especially at this time of year. This last minute Christmas cake recipe uses booze filled mincemeat as it’s main component so the weeks of feeding cake with booze are cut out completely.
This cake (or in my case 4 small loaf shaped cakes) is simplicity itself. A case of tossing all the ingredients into a bowl, mixing well then spooning into prepared tins and letting the oven take care of the rest.
Don’t you just love an easy recipe? This last minute Christmas cake recipe really hits the spot on that one.
Have a happy one!
Last Minute Christmas Cake
- 150 g/5oz unsalted butter
- 200 g/7oz dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 225 g/8oz self raising flour
- 400 g/14oz Very Merry Mincemeat
- 60 g/2 1/2 oz sultanas
- 60 g/2 1/2 oz dried apricots chopped small
- 60 g/2 1/2 oz glace cherries chopped
- 60 g/ 2 1/2oz chopped almonds
- Preheat oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3
- Either grease a 20cm round tin and line with baking paper, or grease and line 4 mini loaf pans as I did.
- Throw all ingredients into a large bowl and stir them all together until they are thoroughly mixed.
- Spoon the mixture into your prepared tin/s and smooth out the top.
- Bake a single cake for approx 1 1/2 hours and smaller cakes for just over 1 hour. Test by inserting a skewer into the centre. It should come out clean and the cake/s should have shrunk away from edges of tin/s just a little.
- Leave to cool before removing for tin/s and then ice as you wish.
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