9 October 2020

Karen's Favourite Fruit Tea Cake (Fat Free)

Yesterday was a day for a lovely slice of an old favourite, accompanied by a hot mug of tea.  Lucky for me I remembered to soak the fruit the night before, which is an essential part of the process for making this cake on the day you want to bake it. 

Here's the recipe which i'm sure you'll enjoy too.  

Have a great weekend, K x


Karen's Favourite Fruit Tea Cake (Fat Free)


350g mixed dried fruit or raisins

175ml strong black tea

125g light brown sugar

225g self raising flour

1 lightly whisked egg


Place dried fruit into a bowl with tea and sugar, stir until the sugar is dissolved.  Cover and leave for 12 hours.

Add the flour and egg to the fruit mixture and stir with a spoon to mix.  It's not necessary to beat the mixture.

Spoon into a lined loaf tin.

Bake at 160C (fan oven) for 90 minutes.

Allow to cool thoroughly before cutting.

Enjoy as is or with a light spreading of marmalade (or butter if you aren't on a fat free diet).


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