Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Wholewheat Mincemeat cake for Remembering the Old Ways


100g/4 oz butter

100g/4 oza barbados sugar
3 large eggs
300g/12oz mincemeat (mine is homemade)
175g/7oz self-raising wholewheat flour
About 4 tblspns milk

Grease an 18-20cm/8" round cake tin and line bottom with greased greaseproof paper (I do the sides too).

Cream butter and sugar well.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.  If it begins to curdle add a little of the flour.  Stir in the mincemeat and fold in flour, adding milk to obtain a moist mixture.  Bake in a moderate oven, Gas 3, 325 deg. F, 160 deg. C, for about 1 1/4 hours until cake is firm on top and shrinking slightly from edge of tin.

Keeps well for several weeks (apparently!!!  I couldn't possibly comment . . . )

I've blown the dust off this recipe again for Michelle over at Remembering the Old Ways blog (one of my favourites).  Back shortly with the Lyndhurst Museum photos.


  1. can vouch for the deliciousness of this cake, as my Mum made me one at Christmas. It does keep and also freezes well, without drying out. Ooh I fancy a slice now...

  2. Thank you for this recipe, I too have some homemade mincemeat that needs using. I saw you mention this recipe and was going to search my recipe books but you have saved me looking!

  3. I picked up a dozen jars of mincemeat from Sainsburys in January for 5p a jar and have been wondering what I could do with them all apart from make tarts and adding it to apple crumble. Thanks, this looks delicious and moist.
    Your Header is lovely, it makes me want to wander down the riverside.

  4. Ever since you posted this before, I keep thinking of it.
    I will make it soon.
    Sounds so good.
    Beautiful new header.

    cheers, parsnip

  5. Thank you for a wonderful recipe, I am going to make it next week.
    I am so sorry to read about your sweet cat, I adore our little cat & feel so sad for you.
    Fondly Michelle

  6. I had a chuckle when I saw that mincemeat cake was a fruit cake!
    I was curious what sort of cake could be made using mince... mince is minced up meat in Australia like what is used in Bolognaise. :))
    Alexa-asimplelife visiting from Sydney, Australia