Tea Fruit Cake
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Tea Fruit Cake

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Serves 8

A wonderful Fruit Cake using Tea, that is just perfect with a cup!!!!!

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  • 400g dried mixed fruit
  • 300g granulated sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 beaten egg


    1. Soak the dried fruit for 2 hours in a mug of boiling hot tea, using 2 tea bags to give a strong taste.
    2. After the fruit has soaked - preheat the oven to 160C/gas 3.
    3. Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, then place into a lightly greased round cake tin and bake for 2 hours.
    4. Place on a wire rack to cool, before tucking in!!!!!!

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Comments (10)

jannimac's picture

Disaster! The recipe does not stipulate the amount of liquid to be added other than 'soak the fruit in a mug of tea'. It does not tell you when to remove the teabags and there's no way you can soak that large quantity of fruit in a mug's worth of tea.... I added extra water and milk as the mixture was so dry. Finally the cake tasted awful as I had obviously left the teabags in too long (quite a bitter flavour)and there is also too much cinnamon. I was not happy serving up this lump of lead to the Tennis Club this afternoon for fund raising - this recipe need to be revamped pronto!! Size of tin was not mentioned but luckily I guessed more or less right.... good luck folks!!

Aberdare20's picture

So easy and delicious

jeanie_beanie's picture

Sorry forgot to rate ;)

jeanie_beanie's picture

Very easy and tasty recipe, I used dark brown sugar as it gives a really intense flavour but found it a bit sweet. This is the second time of making, have doubled it to make a friend one as well but have not doubled up on the sugar, just put in the oven and after baking, will leave in the tin till tomorrow :) Hopefully it will taste just as good but not as sweet!

jacquilamont's picture

enjoyed this cake and so easy to do but my fruit fell to the bottom of the cake can anyone let me know how to stop this happening (I did use mixed fruit and some chopped dates was wondering if it was the chopped dates!)

cazwain's picture

This sounds lovely and as this is what I actually came to look for i'm going to make it!

cazwain's picture

This sounds lovely and as this is what I actually came to look for i'm going to make it!

taxgirl10's picture

The recipe sounds good, but you do not say what size cake tin is used. Please can someone let me know? thanks

Simon's Cat's picture

Used two eggs as Janet suggested above, but made the mistake of draining the fruit after soaking and realised only after I'd tipped the cold tea away >.< Quickly made a mug of cold tea, squeezing two bags frantically... poured some of that in, with a big dash of milk so it looked batter-like. It's looking good so far :) The proof, I guess, will be in the eating.

janetmiddleton's picture

I added an extra egg, just to be sure! Excellent and incredibly easy recipe! Very well received and recipe demanded by friends (and I'm slightly ashamed to share how easy it is!!)

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