Prep:30min › Cook:2hr › Extra time:15min cooling › Ready in:2hr45min
Preheat the oven to 150 C / Gas 3. Grease and flour a small loaf tin.
Place the mixed fruit, cherries, sugar, margarine, bicarbonate of soda and cold tea in a large pan and bring to the boil. When the margarine has melted, take off the heat and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.
When the mixture has cooled, add the plain flour, self-raising flour, eggs, baking powder and mixed spice and mix well. Pour into the loaf tin.
Bake until skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 2 hours. Leave in tin for 5 minutes, then turn out on to wire tray to cool.