Easy tea fruit cake

Easy tea fruit cake


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About this recipe: A lovely cake to enjoy with your favourite cuppa which keeps for weeks in airtight container.

Makes: 1 fruit loaf cake

  • 340g (12 oz) mixed dried fruit (raisins,sultanas,currants and mixed peel)
  • 55g (2 oz) red cherries
  • 110g (4 oz) dark brown soft sugar
  • 200ml (7 fl oz) cold tea
  • 225g (8 oz) self raising flour
  • 1 egg, beaten

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:9hr15min 

  1. Place all fruit in bowl. Add brown sugar. Add cold tea and mix in well. Leave overnight.
  2. Turn on oven to 190 C / 170 C Fan / Gas 5. Line a large loaf tin.
  3. Add flour and beaten egg to the fruit mixture and and stir to combine. Pour mixture in loaf tin.
  4. Bake for 1 hour in a fan-assisted oven, a little longer in a regular oven. Test by inserting skewer; if it comes out clean the cake is done.


If the top of the cake is browning too much during baking, loosely cover with a piece of aluminium foil.

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Lovely, moist cake and so easy to make!! Highly recommended. - 21 Sep 2015

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