Easy fruit loaf cake

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    This is a really quick and easy fruit loaf recipe. It's really easy to make. I always use a loaf tin but you could def use a cake tin if you didn't have one. Great to freeze too.

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    Makes: 1 fruit loaf cake

    • 225g (8 oz) self raising flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 110g (4 oz) margarine
    • 110g (4 oz) caster sugar
    • 225g (8 oz) mixed fruit
    • 2 medium eggs
    • 4 tablespoons milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Heat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 2lb loaf tin or use a cake tin. I do use greaseproof paper to line my tin.
    2. Mix flour and salt, rub in margarine.
    3. Stir in sugar and fruit. Beat together eggs and milk, then mix together to a soft consistency.
    4. Add to loaf tin. I add bit of sugar on the top to give it that nice crunch, but it is optional.
    5. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.


    You could add different fruit or swap for chocolate :)

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    Really easy even for a novice like me. I've now made this cake 4 times and it gets better with every go. For a bit of variation I ice the top with a simple vanilla icing. This is my go to cake for when I have visitors  -  19 Jul 2015


    A very simple to make and tasty fruit cake I would definitely make this again family loved it. though I did make it in a round tin and not a loaf tin.  -  12 Nov 2014


    Really quick and easy prep, lovely crumbly texture. I used pre soaked mixed fruit which I think added extra moistness, and butter for extra richness. Will definitely be making it regularly.  -  19 May 2015