Mincemeat cupcakes with coconut snow recipe

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goodtoknow user Victoria Threader and her gorgeous cupcakes star in the Christmas issue of goodtoknow Recipes magazine. Find out how to make them with our video!

Mincemeat cupcakes with coconut snow
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time30 mins (including icing time)
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap

These mincemeat cupcakes with coconut snow are the perfect Christmas treat for your Christmas party. This cupcake recipe make the most of the best bit of Christmas - the mince pies! These are really fun little cupcakes you can make with the kids, plus, you could even add some colourful sprinkles if you want to mix things up a bit and make them even more colourful. You can buy some lovely Christmas-themed cupcake cases too which will add some colour and fun to them!


For the cakes:

  • 150g butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2tbsp milk
  • Few drops of vanilla extract
  • 75g mincemeat

For the icing and topping

  • 200g icing sugar
  • 3tbsp clementine juice or water
  • 100g desiccated coconut, plus extra for 'snow'




  1. Set the oven to 190°C/Gas 5.
  2. Place all the cupcake ingredients in a bowl and beat until smooth.
  3. Divide the mixture between 12 cases, and bake in the centre of the oven for 18-20 mins, or until the cakes have risen and are just firm to the touch in the centre.
  4. Remove the cakes from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool before decorating.
  5. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl. Add the clementine juice or water, 1tbsp at a time and mix together until it makes a thick paste.
  6. Fold in the desiccated coconut. When the cakes are cool, spread the mixture thickly over the top.
  7. Shake a thick layer of coconut over the top, spinkle with gold balls or other Christmassy decorations and serve.
Top Tip for making Mincemeat cupcakes with coconut snow

Brushing a little melted jam over the tops of your cupcakes stops them drying out and helps the icing stick

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Victoria Threader
Recipes Writer

Victoria Threader is 'the queen of cupcakes' and a contributing Recipe Writer at GoodTo. Not only can she bake delicious cupcakes, she can decorate them too - with each of Victoria’s cupcakes topped with handmade edible toppers. Some of her most popular cupcakes include: rainbow cupcakes, hidden shape cupcakes and even giant cupcakes.