Marzipan & Mincemeat Tea Loaf

Wednesday 21 December 2011

Mincemeat & Marzipan Tea Loaf  

You probably recall that the people at Dr Oetker sent me a few things to do some Christmas Baking with. One of them was a packet of their 36% Almond Marzipan, premium recipe. 

 We love marzipan in this house, so trying it was not a hardship in any way! Foil wrapped, their 36% Almond Marzipan uses a premium recipe to give it a superb distinctive almond flavour. The almonds are carefully ground and mixed to create a beautifully smooth, soft textured marzipan to help you mould easily and achieve a smooth surface on your cakes. 

It has the natural pale almond nut colour of almonds and contains no added colouring. Natural is always a big bonus in my books. I'm a natural gal all the way. Marzipan & Mincemeat Tea Loaf 

 I decided to bake our all time favourite Mincemeat & Marzipan Tea Loaf. This is a recipe that I have adapted from one of those little BBC Good Food Books, "101 Cakes and Bakes." 

 It is a cake I make fairly often because it contains two of my absolute favourite ingredients . . . Mincemeat and Marzipan! 

  Marzipan & Mincemeat Tea Loaf 

 The end result is a deliciously moist tea loaf, filled with spice and fruit and fudgy little pockets of scrummy marzipan! Oh so good . . . and we love the toasted flaked almonds on the top too.

  Marzipan & Mincemeat Tea Loaf 

 Just perfect for tucking into with a nice hot cuppa in the afternoon! And whilst I am talking about hot cuppa's . . . here's a wonderful idea for a last minute Christmas Gift for that Britophile of yours!

  Marzipan & Mincemeat Tea Loaf 

 I love the look of this Union Jack exterior milk frother! It's easy to clean with a removeable frother attachment which you can wash by hand, and also comes with it's own sturdy slim line carry case. 

I just love frothy milk on the top of a hot drink, don't you? 

 Marzipan & Mincemeat Tea Loaf

It helped to make the hot chocolate that I enjoyed with my afternoon slice of cake a real frothy pleasure indeed. 

  Marzipan & Mincemeat Tea Loaf 

 Bake the cake. You won't be sorry you did. Scrumdiddlyumptious! 

 Edd Marzipan & Mincemeat Tea Loaf 

  *Mincemeat and Marzipan Tea Loaf* 
Makes one 2 pound loaf, serving 12 
Printable Recipe 

 A deliciously moist, spiced and fruity teabread, filled with little pockets of Marzipan and topped with flaked almonds. Delicious for munching with a hot cuppa in the afternoon. 

 200g self raising flour (1 1/2 cups)

 4 ounces cold butter, cut into pieces (1/2 cup) 

85g of light muscovado sugar (Scant half cup packed) 

85g marzipan, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (a scant 1/4 pound, about 3/4 cup, loose) 

300g of prepared mincemeat (1 1/4 cups) 

2 large free range eggs 

2 TBS flaked almonds 

sifted icing sugar for dusting once baked and cooled 

 Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4. Butter a 2-pound loaf tin and line it with baking paper. Set aside. 

 Sift the flour into a bowl. Drop in the butter pieces and rub them into the flour using your fingertips, until you have a mixture resembling fine crumbs. Stir in the sugar and the marzipan cubes, trying to keep the cubes separated. 

 Beat together the eggs and the mincemeat. Stir this into the flour mixture until evenly combined. Spoon into the prepared loaf tin, smoothing over the top. Sprinkle the almonds over all. 

 Bake for about 1 hour until the loaf is risen and golden brown on top and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.



  1. When I first read your post title (too fast) I thought it said, "Marzipan and Mincemeat Meat Loaf". Ha, ha, ha! I thought, "What is Marie up to?!"
    I'm glad I read that wrong. This looks perfect for tea and I love marzipan as well.

  2. I love marzipan specially in the cakes Marie, I used a lot, is nice and I love for decorations, is a lovely and nice loaf;) dear have a nice and Blessings day waiting for our Jesus:)

  3. This sounds lovely. Right up my street. Unfortunately none of the images appear to work in my browser, so I can only imagine how nice it looks.

  4. Marzipan, Mincemeat and Cake? What's NOT to like! That cake looks fabulous Marie!


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