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Last Minute Christmas Cake

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: baking
Author: Karon


  • 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.