Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Recipe time again: Minced Meat Loaf Cake

After a break whilst we were away, it's back to baking a cake for our local Pop-Up Café. This week I returned to one I'd made a while ago, a minced meat loaf cake, because I had a jar of minced meat left over from Xmas lurking at the back of a cupboard. Here's the line-up of ingredients in which the Tesco label features prominently - I should add that ingredients from other sources are perfectly acceptable, indeed are probably more acceptable to those who shop at Tesco holding their nose.
And the quantities a for 2lb tin?

150g softened unsalted butter
225g mincemeat
150g soft light brown sugar
225g self raising flour
2 eggs
100g currants
100g sultanas

100g dried cranberries
2 tsp cinnamon
Enough flaked almonds to give a good sprinkle on the top

It's easy-peasy to make. Simply mix all the ingredients, except for the flaked almonds, together until they are well incorporated. Spoon the mixture into the lined tin. Sprinkle with the flaked almonds. Bake for 1 hour (at 160C) or until well risen (but this is isn't a high rising mix) and golden and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

I use this oven but ovens from other sources would be perfectly acceptable.

And this is what they look like at the end (I always use double the quantities so that we've got one in freezer for future use). The taste test? Pretty good and one to add to the list to do again.

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