Mincemeat Christmas Cake

Mincemeat Christmas Cake

AuthorJulie

Adapted from Nigella Lawson’s Feast

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
zest of an orange or lemon
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups mincemeat (I use all-fruit)
icing sugar, for dusting (optional)

1

Preheat the oven to 350°F and butter or spray a Bundt pan well with nonstick spray.

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3

In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar and orange zest for a few minutes, until pale and light. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients in three additions, alternating with the mincemeat in two, stirring just until combined.

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5

Scrape into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour, until deep golden and springy to the touch. Turn the cake out of the pan onto a wire rack while it’s still warm. If you like, dust the top with icing sugar. Serves 16.

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Ingredients

 1/2 cup butter, softened
 1 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
 zest of an orange or lemon
 2 large eggs
 2 tsp. vanilla
 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
 2 tsp. baking powder
 1/2 tsp. baking soda
 1/4 tsp. salt
 1 1/2 cups mincemeat (I use all-fruit)
 icing sugar, for dusting (optional)

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350°F and butter or spray a Bundt pan well with nonstick spray.

2
3

In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar and orange zest for a few minutes, until pale and light. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients in three additions, alternating with the mincemeat in two, stirring just until combined.

4
5

Scrape into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour, until deep golden and springy to the touch. Turn the cake out of the pan onto a wire rack while it’s still warm. If you like, dust the top with icing sugar. Serves 16.

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