Sunday, 21 February 2010

Mincemeat and Marzipan Cake

It always seems that after Christmas, no matter how many mince pies you make there is always a little bit of mincemeat left over. So here is an amazing cake recipe that will help you get rid of that half filled jar of mincemeat that's sitting at the back of your fridge. I am not necessarily a great fan of mincemeat or marzipan but this cake doesn't particularly taste strongly of either ingredients. They just simply give this loaf cake a lovely moist texture.

Mincemeat and Marzipan Cake

- 200g self raising flour
- 100g cold butter, cut into little pieces
- 85g light brown sugar
- 85g marzipan, cut into little 1 cm cubed pieces
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp flaked almonds
- 300g mincemeat

Tin: 1kg/2lb loaf tin - greased and lined

1) Tip the flour into a bowl, add the cold butter and rub together until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Alternatively you can blitz them together in the food processor.
2) Stir the sugar and marzipan into the flour mixture.
3) In another bowl, whisk the eggs and then stir in the mincemeat. Then stir this into the flour mixture until everything is evenly combined.
4) Spoon the mixture into the greased loaf tin and sprinkle the almonds on top.
5) Bake at 180C for 1 hour or until the cake has risen and has turned a lovely golden brown.
6) Allow to cool before you take it out of its tin.

Enjoy a slice of this moist cake as a snack, with a nice cup of tea.

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