Easy Raisin Tea Cake

Easy Raisin Tea Cake


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About this recipe: This is an easy one-bowl cake that isn't too sweet and is studded with raisins. Perfect alongside a cup of tea or coffee. You can use currants, sultanas or other dried fruits in place of the raisins.

Nancy W. Markey

Serves: 24 

  • 150g raisins
  • 475ml water
  • 110g butter
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 120g chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 225g plain flour

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease one 25cm square baking tin.
  2. In a large saucepan boil the raisins with the water for 10 minutes. Add the butter and let cool.
  3. In the same pan add the flour, bicarb, salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and chopped nuts (optional). Mix well and pour cake mixture into prepared tin.
  4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 35 minutes. Serves 8 to 12.

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Reviews (5)


I used more raisins instead of walnuts and sprinkled the top with demerara sugar for a nice crunch. delicious! - 29 Jul 2012


The mixture looked very wet but the cake turned out well. It was surprisingly dark in colour, like ginger cake, but very light like a sponge. The recipe starts with 'heat the oven' but that is too early as you have to boil the raisins for 10 minutes, then let them cool, before adding the rest of the ingredients. So the kitchen gets very hot too soon! - 19 Nov 2013


Tried this recipe this morning, I'am not fussed on walnuts so replaced with sultanas and also added some mixed spice, turned out prefect!! - 09 May 2012

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