Mince Pie Christmas Bundt Cake

It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas with my Mince Pie Christmas Bundt Cake. Filled with mince pie filling and classic winter spices it’s great Christmas bake. It’s also an easy cake for a Christmas party and looks lovely on the Christmas table.

My latest bake, the Mince Pie Christmas Bundt Cake is a king of Christmas desserts and treats if I say so myself. It’s full of Christmas flavours and addition to mince pies inside is a hidden secret this cake holds.

A beautifully decorated Mince Pie Christmas Bundt Cake

The cake is easy to make in a mixer and the decorating is quick too. I used artificial berries and Christmas tree sprigs, dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks. I like cakes where they are quick to make, decorate and then eat.

Decorating the Christmas Bundt Cake

Please remove all the decorations when you slice it and serve.

Mince Pie Christmas Bundt Cake filled with Christmsa spices and decorated with a drizzle of icing

Since the decorations aren’t edible they do make gorgeous plate decorations for the slices too. I think served on wooden slices also looks so cute and festive. I got mine from a fair but you can get them from hobby craft here.

a gorgeous slice of Mince Pie Christmas Bundt Cake on a log slice plate and cake fork

Mince Pie Christmas Bundt Cake Recipe

This cake is a great variation on the classic Christmas cake and a perfect Christmas cake alternative for those who aren’t the biggest fans of the traditional fruit cakes.

You can either use chopped up mince pies or spoonfuls of mincemeat. Both work really well but I think my favourite is spoonfuls of the mince meat as you get a more even flavour and it’s easier to mix in and distribute evenly.

Both options smell incredible when baking too. I love it. A mince pie bundt cake is a really special way to make mince pies even more special.

What is Mincemeat?

When I say mince meat it’s this I’m talking about to avoid confusion. A mixture of fruits, spirits and spices not the other type of mince being raw meat. It’s available in most supermarkets this time of year.

A new take on Christmas cakes with Nordicware Bundt tin Mince Pie Christmas Bundt Cake

Nordic Ware Bundt

I loved the golden brown cake and as ever the Bundt tin works to create a beautiful cake straight away. If you haven’t invested in a Nordic ware Bundt tin yet and love creating cakes then I would really recommend that you do. Buy the branded Nordicware tins though don’t get a copy as they don’t last as long.

What’s the difference between a bundt cake and regular cake?

The main difference between a bundt cake and regular cake is the tin you use to cook it in. Bundt cake also tend to be more dense and moist (from my experience). The iconic Bundt tins were created by Nordic Ware and although they cost more than basic cake tins they are worth the money if you love the style. There are so many different styles available from Nordic Ware but this classic design is my favourite. It lends itself to so many different ways to top it and decorate it. Plus it makes cakes like this Christmas Bundt Cake easy to get out of the tin.

Bundt cakes usually have a lovely fluted design which leaves the finished cake with a strong and iconic design. The cakes are easy to release from the cake tin due to the non stick coating on the Nordic Ware tins. It is worth pointing out you should still grease the cake tin to add even more certainty that it will come out easily. The more intricate designed cake tin you will need to grease really well to help the cake come out perfectly.

There isn’t a specific tin to cake recipe for a regular cake or Bundt Cake. They are both easy to adapt and transform into a bake with the flavours you like. For my bundt cake recipes I use a dense moist sponge recipe which is made with yoghurt. It helps keeps the moisture in and add a lovely flavour and lightness to the finished mince pie Christmas Bundt Cake.

Christmas jumpers and a slice or two of Christmas cake. Delicious!

It looks so beautiful on the cake stand ready to be cut. I’m really proud of this bake.

What spices are in mixed spice?

Mixed spice is a common mix of spices in a bottle or jar in the UK but if you can’t find it in your local supermarket you can make your own. It is a well known mix of iconic winter and Christmas spices often known as pudding spice too. 

Mixed spice can easily be made at home – you will need ground cinnamon, grated nutmeg, ground cloves and ground ginger. Sometimes you can add allspice and even ground star anise too. For traditional mixed spice cinnamon is the most domaintn flavour and then it a lovely mix of the rest. When I made it at home I used more ground cloves as I adore the taste. Making it at home means you can really up the flavours you like most.

Can I make my own mixed spice?

If you want to make your own mixed spice mix here is my basic recipe for it. It’s a delicious mix and will last in a jar or sealed pot for about a year or so. Here is my mixed spice blend mix

In a bowl mix together with a fork or small whisk 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 2 tsp ground ginger and 1 teaspoon of ground cloves and half a teaspoon of nutmeg.

Christmas bundt cake decorated with dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks

Want to make your own mincemeat?

Check out my recipe below for my vegan mincemeat made in a slow cooker.

Vegan Mince Pie Filling – Slow Cooker Mincemeat

This Slow Cooker Mincemeat uses a classic recipe packed with dried fruits, spices, nuts. citrus and brandy. With only one simple swap from the traditional ingredients, it becomes the perfect vegetarian and vegan mince pie filling. It really isn't Christmas in the UK without the heady aroma of mince pies and you won't regret levelling up by making your own filling.

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Mince pie Bundt Cake

Sisley White
It's beginning to taste a lot like Christmas with my Mince Pie Christmas Bundt Cake. Filled with mince pie filling and spices it's great Christmas bake.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine American, British, International
Servings 15 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Bundt tin


  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 220 g golden caster sugar
  • 200 g light muscovado sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 350 g plain yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice (use 1 heaped tablespoon if you want a spicier bake)
  • 400 g mincemeat in a jar (Or 6 mince pies chopped up with 100g of mincemeat)
  • 320 g plain flour / all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 175ºC/150ºc fan.
  • Grease the bundt pan with melted butter and dust with flour – this will help you see if you haven’t greased any spots.
  • In a stand mixer cream the butter (at room temperature) and sugars until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mixing together.
  • Mix the plain yoghurt and mincemeat together and add to the mixer.
  • In a separate bowl, measure and sieve out the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and all the ground spices.
  • Sieve in the flower gradually and stop when the flour is evenly mixed in.
  • Pour the mix into a greased and floured tin and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean. I turn it around after 35 minutes to make sure it’s evenly cooked.
  • The cake will pull away from the edge of the tin when it is ready.
  • Leave the cake to cool fully before removing from the tin.
  • I decorated it with a simple icing drizzled over and topped with decorations. If you use inedible decorations like fake berries remove them when you cut up the cake to serve.


•The cake is a perfect centre piece for Christmas.
•The mince pie bundt cake will last for about 5 days in an air tight container.
•Make sure you grease your bundt cake tin using melted butter and a dusting of flour.


Calories: 250kcal

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword Bundt Cakes, Christmas Bundt Cakes
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9 thoughts on “Mince Pie Christmas Bundt Cake”

  1. 5 stars
    Wow! This looks superb. I do like a good mincemeat cake. They’re so much lighter than a traditional Christmas cake and generally more popular I find. Thanks for including my figgy almond cake.

    • Oh I’m so sorry I thought it was common there too. It’s a mix of ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger and nutmeg. The iconic Christmas spices mixed together. I hope that helps.


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