I made my mincemeat back in October, so it has been maturing since then and tastes and smells so Christmassy. I used my home-made mincemeat in my cupcakes but you could also use a jar of good quality shop bought mincemeat.
175g / 6oz self raising Flour
100g / 4os light muscovado sugar or light brown sugar
1tsp mixed Spice
175g / 6oz softened butter
140g /5oz mincemeat
Icing sugar to dust
Heat over to 190oC /fan 170C / Gas 5 . line 12 bun cake tin with cake cases. Put flour sugar butter spice eggs and milk in a bowl and mix with electric mixer or wooden spoon for 2-3 mins until light and fluffy. Put a spoonful of cake mix in each cake case then a rounded tsp of mincemeat. Cover the mincemeat with a spoonful of cake mix and smooth. Bake for 15-18 mins until golden brown and firm. Dust with Icing sugar and serve.