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Serves: 10

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  • 300g self-raising flour

  • 500g mixed dried fruit

  • 200g dark brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 250ml tea strong, cold


  1. Mix tea, fruit and sugar together. Leave overnight to soak.
  2. Next day, add eggs and stir and then add the flour one mug at a time, stir and pour into a 2lb loaf tin or 2, 1lb loaf tins.
  3. Bake for 1 hour. Test with a small knife. If it is cooked it will come out clean.
  4. Leave to cool and then wrap in cling film and leave for a few days.
  5. Slice and (if required butter) serve.

Handy Hint

this cake will keep for quite a while if wrapped in cling film.
Good for someone on a fat free diet.
also change tea for sherry and make it into a Christmas cake.

Additional Information

  • Can Freeze

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Low fat

  • Dairy Free

  • Nut Free

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  • CJGorton 08/12/09 13:33

    What temperature would you recommend using?