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Gather round, coffee lovers! I am thrilled to introduce you to my latest creation – a coffee cake recipe that will warm your heart and tantalize your taste buds. This isn’t just any coffee cake; no, this is a mincemeat coffee cake that will take you on a journey through the flavors of the holiday season.

As a barista, I understand the importance of a quality cup of coffee to start your day off right. But why settle for just a cup when you can also have a slice of decadent and moist cake? It’s the perfect way to indulge in both your love for coffee and your sweet tooth.

This cake is chock-full of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, with just the right amount of sweetness from brown sugar and orange marmalade. And let’s not forget about the star of the show – the mincemeat! Its savory notes beautifully complement the warmth of the coffee, making for an unforgettable flavor experience.

So grab your apron and preheat your oven; it’s time to get baking! Trust me, once you try this mincemeat coffee cake, it’ll become a staple in your dessert repertoire.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mincemeat Coffee Cake
Mincemeat Coffee Cake

Ladies and Gentlemen, I do not mean to be impertinent, but I must tell you about the most delectable coffee cake recipe that has graced my presence. This is a mincemeat coffee cake that will make you weak in the knees and wanting more. Oh, I can hear some of you now, “Mincemeat in a cake?! Preposterous!” But pray, do not dismiss it before even giving it a chance.

Trust me when I say that this is no ordinary coffee cake recipe. The mincemeat adds a depth of flavor and complexity to the cake that cannot be achieved with any other ingredient. It is a perfect balance of sweet and savory, and oh how it elevates a simple cup of British coffee!

You’ll love this recipe because it is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients that can be easily found at your local grocer. And what’s more? You’ll not only be able to satisfy your sweet tooth but also your curious craving for something unique and new.

The heavenly crumbly topping on this cake is made with a simple mixture of butter, flour, sugar, and aromatic spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. As you take a bite of this warm slice of perfection, the flavors blend in such an exquisite way that you will feel like you are transported back to the days when cakes were made with pure love and care.

So, if you are looking for a delightful dessert recipe that is sure to impress your family and friends at your next gathering, look no further than this mincemeat coffee cake recipe. Let me tell you; it will bring joy to your taste buds like nothing else can!

Ingredient List

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Below is the ingredient list you will need to make Mincemeat Coffee Cake.

For the Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
  • 1 cup (240g) mincemeat

For the Mincemeat Crumb Topping

  • 3/4 cup (90g) biscuit mix
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Cranberry Crisscross Topping

  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup (125g) powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Note that you can use store-bought mincemeat or make your own. It’s easy to make and tastes much better than store-bought.

The Recipe How-To

Let’s Get Cooking!

This Mincemeat Coffee Cake Recipe is a delightful dessert for any coffee lover. With its rich aroma and scrumptious taste, the cake will leave you craving for more.

Step 1: Preheat your oven and prepare your pan

Before we start preparing the cake, preheat your oven to 350°F. Then, generously grease a 9×13 inch baking pan with butter.

Step 2: Make the cake batter

In a mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of biscuit mix, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Then, add in 3 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 egg, and 1 cup of milk. Mix with a spatula until it becomes a smooth batter.

Step 3: Fold in your mincemeat

Add in the star ingredient for this recipe by folding in 1 cup of mincemeat into the batter. This will give the cake its rich and distinct flavor.

Step 4: Bake the cake

Pour the batter into your prepared baking pan and spread it evenly with a spatula. Then, place it in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.

Step 5: Add toppings (Optional)

When the cake is done, let it cool before adding toppings. You can sprinkle powdered sugar on top or drizzle some orange marmalade over it for added flavor.

Delightful And Easy!

And there you have it! A delightful Mincemeat Coffee Cake Recipe that is easy to make and perfect for impressing your guests. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 A slice of heaven on a plate!
A slice of heaven on a plate!

For those who love to experiment, there are several substitutions and variations you can try with this mincemeat coffee cake recipe!

If you don’t have biscuit mix on hand, you can easily make your own with 2 cups of flour, 2 tsp of baking powder, and 1/2 tsp of salt. Whisk those dry ingredients together until fully combined, then use in place of the biscuit mix.

For a more citrusy spin on this cake, try swapping out the orange marmalade for lemon curd! The tartness of the lemon will pair perfectly with the sweetness of the mincemeat filling.

If you don’t have any mincemeat on hand or want to try a different fruit filling, apple works really well as a substitution. You can easily make your own apple mincemeat by mixing together 3 peeled and diced apples, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, and 1/4 cup of raisins. Cook over medium heat until the apples are soft and tender.

For an extra crumbly texture, add a crumb topping made with 1/2 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of melted butter, and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Mix together until it forms clumps, then sprinkle evenly over the top of the batter before baking.

If you want to make mini coffee cakes instead of one large cake, simply divide the batter evenly into greased muffin tins and bake at the same temperature for about 20 minutes.

No matter what variation you choose to try, this mincemeat coffee cake is sure to be a hit at any gathering or holiday celebration!

Serving and Pairing

 Cheers to a cake that doesn't need an occasion.
Cheers to a cake that doesn’t need an occasion.

As a barista, I find it important to educate my customers on how to enjoy their coffee cake. The Mincemeat Coffee Cake recipe is a delightful British dessert that pairs exceptionally well with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

When serving this cake for brunch, I highly recommend pairing it with a traditional British coffee or Irish coffee for a warm and cozy experience. For those who prefer something sweeter, try serving it with a side of orange marmalade, which complements the flavors in the mincemeat nicely.

However, if you’re looking for something refreshing to serve alongside this rich cake, consider adding a dollop of whipped cream or sour cream on top. The tanginess of the cream helps balance out the sweetness of the cake and adds texture.

If you want to impress your guests, top your cake with some homemade mincemeat and sprinkle powdered sugar on top for an elegant presentation. This will add an authentic touch to your dessert table and make your guests feel like they’re dining at a fancy English tea party.

No matter how you decide to serve it, the Mincemeat Coffee Cake recipe is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re indulging in a slice after dinner or sharing it with friends over brunch, this classic dessert is sure to please anyone’s sweet tooth.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect pick-me-up to beat the afternoon slump!
The perfect pick-me-up to beat the afternoon slump!

“Do not let the worry of last-minute preparations leave you flustered on the day of a big event!” I say, as I impart my pearls of wisdom to all coffee cake enthusiasts. This Mincemeat Coffee Cake can be prepared in advance, stored, and reheated without losing any of its fruity taste or fluffy texture.

For those who love to plan ahead, this recipe is your friend. You can make the entire cake ahead of time, which is perfect for when you are hosting a party or a gathering during the festive season. The cake may either be made up to two days in advance or frozen for up to one month before serving. Slicing it into portions before storing is also helpful as it allows any leftovers to be enjoyed, if there are any!

When reheating or serving from cold, slice the cake into individual pieces and wrap each slice with foil. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and pop the wrapped slices in for 10-15 minutes or until heated throughout.

Alternatively, a microwave oven can also be used to warm up individual slices at medium power (50%) for around 20 seconds each. The microwave method allows you to enjoy the delicious treat on a lazy morning or when you are short on time.

Lastly, once baked, this cake can also be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. How long the cake keeps fresh depends on the humidity level in your area but typically, it could last anywhere between three to five days.

Remember, this cake tastes best when served with a cup of British coffee for an added twist of flavor. Happy baking!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get ready for a deliciously spicy surprise!
Get ready for a deliciously spicy surprise!

To ensure that your mincemeat coffee cake turns out just right, I’ve put together a few tips that will help you along the way.

Firstly, it’s important to use softened butter. Take the butter out of the fridge at least an hour before starting the recipe, or leave it at room temperature until it’s soft enough to cream with the sugar.

Secondly, try not to overmix your ingredients. This can cause your cake to become tough and dense. Mix until just combined, and then stop.

Next, sift your dry ingredients together before adding them to your mixture. This will guarantee that they’re evenly distributed and prevent any lumps.

Now, let’s talk about baking time. Keep a close eye on your cake so that it doesn’t overcook or burn. Depending on your oven, you may need to adjust the baking time by a few minutes. I recommend checking the cake around the 35-minute mark for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake; if it comes out clean, your cake is ready.

Lastly, when in doubt, use good quality ingredients. The best mincemeat makes for the best mincemeat coffee cake. I personally recommend using homemade mincemeat or high-quality store-bought versions.

With these tips in mind, you’ll have a perfect mincemeat coffee cake every time!


As a barista, I am used to answering plenty of questions about different coffee blends and brewing methods. In the case of this mincemeat coffee cake recipe, there were also quite a few inquiries that came up frequently. For those questions and any others you may have, take a look at these frequently asked questions and get ready to bake the best mincemeat coffee cake recipe out there!

What is the difference between American and British coffee cake?

There are two types of cakes that are referred to as “coffee cake”. One is a typical British cake that has a coffee flavour, while the other is an American cake that is meant to be eaten alongside a cup of coffee.

Can you add coffee to box cake mix?

If you want to elevate the taste of your cake mix, consider trying out a unique substitution for hot water – strong brewed coffee. By doing this, you’ll be able to experience the winning combination of coffee and chocolate, resulting in a richer and more robust chocolate flavor.

How do you make a Mary Berry coffee cake?

To make a delicious coffee and walnut cake, you will need 100g/3½oz of softened unsalted butter and extra for greasing, 100g/3½oz of caster sugar, 2 large free-range eggs, 100g/3½oz of self-raising flour, 1 level tsp of baking powder, 50g/1¾oz of chopped walnuts, and 1 tbsp of coffee essence. These ingredients will form the foundation of a delightful cake that will satisfy your coffee and walnut cravings.

What makes coffee cake different from cake?

What sets coffee cakes apart from other cakes is their distinct streusel topping and lack of frosting. While some may have a sweet glaze, they often contain swirls of streusel or are filled with nuts, fruit or chocolate.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this mincemeat coffee cake recipe is a one-of-a-kind dessert that encapsulates the essence of traditional British coffee cakes with a unique twist of minced meat and orange marmalade. It’s perfect for those who are looking to try something new and different from the typical fruit cakes or apple mincemeat recipes.

If you are someone who loves coffee cakes, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this incredible recipe. The result is simply delicious and delightful – a rich and crumbly cake that melts in your mouth with every bite. And the aroma? It’s just heavenly!

So, go ahead and give this mincemeat coffee cake recipe a try. You won’t regret it! With our helpful tips and tricks, substitutions, and variations, you can make it your own while still maintaining the integrity and authenticity of this classic British dessert. After all, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a slice (or two!) of warm, freshly baked cake on a chilly winter day or as a sweet dessert after dinner.

So head to the kitchen, grab those ingredients, get those aprons on, and let’s start baking! Trust me; your family and friends will thank you for introducing them to this delectable mincemeat coffee cake recipe. Happy baking!

Mincemeat Coffee Cake

Mincemeat Coffee Cake Recipe

This recipe comes from the 1952 cookbook(let) 21 "NONE SUCH" Mince Meat Recipes for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, which I, in turn, received as a wonderful gift from my partner in the current Cookbook Swap! Thought I'd share this recipe with all of you mincemeat fans!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 385.8 kcal


  • 3 cups biscuit mix
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 1/3 cups mincemeat
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, then grease a 9" cake pan.
  • Combine biscuit mix & sugar, then add milk, stirring to make a soft dough.
  • On lightly floured board, roll out dough into 12"x10" rectangle.
  • Combine marmalade & mincemeat, & spread mixture evenly over dough, to within 1/2 inch of edges.
  • Roll jelly-roll-fashion, then cut into 10 pieces.
  • Place pieces in prepared cake pan, more or less with 9 in a ring & 1 in the center.
  • Bake until lightly browned, about 30-40 minutes.
  • Remove from pan.
  • Combine powdered sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons milk & orange extract, & frost the warm cake with this mixture.
  • Serve warm or cold.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 131gCalories: 385.8kcalCarbohydrates: 79.4gProtein: 3.7gFat: 6.3gSaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 3.3mgSodium: 491.2mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 50g
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