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mincemeat loaf cake on a grey napkin with a slice missing from the front of the cake. Silver and red christmas decorations are in the background. A small dish of mincemeat and a spoon are in the foreground.

Mincemeat Loaf Cake

This Mincemeat Loaf Cake is moist and fruity as well as packed full of festive flavours and wonderful spices. It is super easy to make and a huge crowd pleaser.

Course cake
Cuisine English
Keyword alternative christmas cake, loaf cake, mincemeat loaf cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 402 kcal


  • 225 grams self raising flour
  • 150 grams unsalted butter melted
  • 150 grams caster sugar
  • 300 grams mincemeat
  • 2 large eggs
  • 130 grams icing sugar
  • 2 tbsps water


  1. Preheat your oven to 160 C (140 fan)/325F/Gas Mark 3

  2. Beat your 2 eggs and 150 grams sugar together until the mixture pales and thickens. I use my free standing mixer but a hand held electric mixer will do the job well. If you are using a wooden spoon and mixing bowl then it will be difficult for you to beat the two together to the same degree as the machines. Just do your best.

  3. Add 300 grams mincemeat in and mix again until completely incorporated.

  4. Add 225 grams of flour and repeat the mixing.

  5. Finally add in 150 grams melted butter and mix until that too is completely mixed in to your cake batter.

  6. Empty out your batter into your 2 lb cake tin. It measures 22 cm long - 11 cm wide - 7 cm deep.  I either grease and flour it or use a paper loaf tin liner.

  7. Smooth the batter level in your tin.

  8. Bake for 40-50 minutes until it is firm to the careful touch and a cocktail stick comes out clean.

  9. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

  10. When the cake is cool mix 120 grams icing sugar and 2 tbsps water together and spoon onto the top of the cake. Allow to set for an hour before slicing.

  11. Apply To Bring On Christmas Face

Recipe Notes

  • If your mincemeat has been kept in the fridge warm it a little in the microwave.
  • Here is a great recipe for Homemade Mincemeat if you fancy making your own.
  • Mincemeat will keep for up to a year in a cold place. Who knew?
  • Ice your loaf cake and decorate in festive sprinkles. A great one for the kids to get involved with.

All nutritional information is meant only as a guide and is approximate

Nutrition Facts
Mincemeat Loaf Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 429IU9%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.