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Mincemeat bundt cake - a moist, lightly spiced bundt cake full of sticky fruit, perfect for using up any mincemeat leftover from Christmas!

Mincemeat Bundt Cake

Mincemeat bundt cake - a moist, spiced, flavourful cake that is perfect for using up leftover mincemeat after Christmas.
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword bundt cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12 people
Author Domestic Gothess



  • 225 g (2 sticks) butter softened
  • 300 g (1 + ⅔ cup) light brown soft sugar
  • finely grated zest of 2 oranges
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 350 g (3 cups) plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp mixed spice (or pumpkin pie spice)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 240 ml (1 cup) buttermilk
  • 350 g (12 oz) mincemeat


  • 100 g (1 cup) icing sugar sifted
  • 2-3 tbsp whisky or orange juice


  • Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/gas mark 3. Thoroughly grease a 10 cup bundt tin.
  • Whisk together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy; Whisk in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and salt. Fold ⅓ of the flour mixture into the butter mixture, followed by ½ the buttermilk then another ⅓ of flour, then the remaining buttermilk and flour.
  • Mix through the mincemeat then pour the batter into the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake for 60-75 minutes until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake is starting to pull away from the sides of the tin. Cover the top loosely with tin foil partway through baking if it starts to get too dark.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes then carefully turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the glaze, place the sifted icing sugar in a bowl and gradually stir in the whisky or orange juice until it forms a runny icing. Drizzle over the cake and serve. Store in an airtight container.


For the best results make sure that you follow the recipe closely. As always, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup conversions. Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough for baking and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.