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Mince Pie Cake

Mince Pie Cake

Spiced cake with brandy buttercream and fruity mincemeat
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 825kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the sponge

  • 500 g Butter or baking spread
  • 500 g Caster sugar
  • 9 Eggs large
  • 3 tsp Mixed spice
  • 500 g Self raising flour

For the filling

  • 1 jar Mincemeat

For the buttercream

  • 350 g Butter
  • 700 g Icing sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp Brandy or more depending on how stiff the buttercream is

For decoration

  • 8 Mini mince pies optional
  • Sprinkles optional


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, grease and line three 8" cake tins (that are at least 2" deep)
  • For the sponge, cream together the butter and the caster sugar in a large bowl with a spoon until fluffy, or ideally mix using an electric mixer
  • Add the eggs and whisk in well
  • Add the self raising flour and gently whisk in until you can't see any flour anymore
  • Divide the mixture between the tins, use scales for accuracy
  • Bake them for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave them to fully cool either in the tins or on cooling racks
  • If the cakes have domed on top, level them off with a cake leveller or knife
  • Make the brandy buttercream by mixing the icing sugar, butter and brandy together until smooth. If it is too stiff you can add a little milk to it (or a bit more brandy!) Put into a piping bag with your chosen nozzle
  • Put one of the sponges on a cake stand or a serving plate, pipe buttercream all over the sponge, then spoon mincemeat over it. Add the second sponge on top and do the same
  • Add the final sponge and pipe larger rosettes, top with the mini mince pies if using and sprinkles
  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in a cool place for 2-3 days


Calories: 825kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 1461IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg