Spiced Raisin Cake

Spiced Raisin Cake


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About this recipe: This fruit cake contains no eggs, butter or milk, but don't this put you off from trying it out. It's moist, warmly spiced and incredibly fruity.


Makes: 2 20x10cm loaves

  • 450g dark brown soft sugar
  • 475ml hot water
  • 30g bacon drippings
  • 290g raisins
  • 375g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. In a medium saucepan combine the dark brown soft sugar, hot water, bacon drippings and raisins, over medium heat. Bring to the boil for 5 minutes, then set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease and flour two 20x10cm loaf tins.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and cloves. Add the ingredients from the saucepan and mix until well blended. Divide evenly between the two prepared tins.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool in tins for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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