Tea infused fruit loaf

    9 hours 45 min

    This tea infused mixed fruit loaf is easy to make and delicious with a cuppa. A hint of cinnamon will give this cake a lovely warming aroma.


    Glamorgan, Wales, UK
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    Makes: 1 loaf cake

    • 280g mixed fruit
    • 200g light brown sugar
    • 250ml hot black tea
    • 350g self raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 large egg, beaten
    • 50g butter or margarine, softened

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:9hr45min 

    1. Tip the mixed fruit into a bowl with the sugar and gently pour over the tea. You should use roughly 2 strong tea bags. Stir everything and leave to soak overnight.
    2. Heat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and grease a 2lb loaf tin with butter or use parchment.
    3. Tip the flour and spices into a bowl and beat in the mixed fruit and juices from the tea. Add the egg and butter and mix until you have a well combined stiff batter. If it is slightly sticky then add a bit more flour. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
    4. Bake for 1 1/2 hours until a knife comes out clean. Cover with foil halfway through baking to prevent the cake from getting too dark or burning.
    5. Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes then remove and cool completely on a wire rack. If you cut this too soon the cake will crumble.
    6. Slice and serve with butter!

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