Spiced Raisin Loaf

Spiced Raisin Loaf


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About this recipe: A delicious fruit cake that's a cinch to make. Plumped raisins are baked in a warmly spiced cake batter. The cake is then brushed with a yummy cinnamon glaze.


Makes: 1 loaf

  • 150g raisins
  • 350ml water
  • 1 egg
  • 250g plain flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 115g butter, melted
  • 120g icing sugar
  • 75ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:3hr cooling  ›  Ready in:4hr15min 

  1. Heat oven to 170 C / Gas 220 C. Grease a 23x13cm loaf tin and set aside. .
  2. In a 3-litre saucepan, boil raisins slowly in 350ml water until there is 250ml water left and the raisins are plump. Allow mixture to cool.
  3. Stir in sugar and egg. Mix spices with 1 tablespoon boiling water and add to raisin mixture. Add flour, bicarbonate of soda, vanilla and then the melted margarine. Blend well. Pour into loaf tin.
  4. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. When cool, make a glaze by mixing together icing sugar, ground cinnamon and milk. Spread on top of cooled cake.

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