Flash back 2 years ago when I first bought you the Hint of Christmas Cupcakes…..
I have now practiced and perfected this recipe and am happy to present to you Mince Pie Cupcakes….the perfect, lightly spiced fruit cupcake as an alternative to rich fruit Christmas Cake.
150gms Softened Unsalted Butter
150gms Caster Sugar
150gms Self Raising Flour
1tspn Mixed Spice
140gms Good Quality Mincemeat
Line a 12 hole cupcake tin with festive cupcake cases. Preheat your oven to 160c/140c fan/ gas mark 3
In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
In a jug beat the eggs and milk together
Sift together the flour and mixed spice
Add one third of the eggs to the butter and sugar with a table spoon of flour and beat
Repeat, until all the egg has gone
Add the remaining flour and mix until just combined
Lastly add the mincemeat and mix until evenly distributed.
Divide the mix between the cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes or until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Frost with buttercream. I coloured mine green and added a fondant star on the top!
If your a lover of Christmas Mincemeat, why not try my Christmas Shortbread Crumble Bars?