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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28th Feb, 2018
Very disappointing. Unclear recipe. 400g of fruit will,not go into a mug?How much water is added to the tea bags? Do you add that water to the mixture? Important information left out.
3rd Jul, 2017
Great recipe, my first fruitcake, tastes great! I cut down the sugar to 200g, half brown, half white. 2 smallish eggs. 90 mins on the bottom of an Aga roasting oven, came out perfect. 8"cake tin. Will be doing again for sure!
17th Nov, 2016
My first attempt was a failur, although edible, as I only used half the ingredients. Second attempt yesterday, I used half the amount of sugar and the other half I used shredded coconut. I soaked the fruit in a large bowl of Earl Grey and used as much of the liquid necessary to make the mixture slightly wet. I also used 2 medium sized eggs to make the cake lighter. The cinnamon and nutmeg were perfect quantities. The result? Goodness! A very moist, fruity and deliciously light cake.
26th Jul, 2014
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!!
18th Sep, 2013
So easy and delicious
25th May, 2013
Sorry forgot to rate ;)
25th May, 2013
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!
21st May, 2013
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!)
23rd Mar, 2013
This sounds lovely and as this is what I actually came to look for i'm going to make it!
23rd Mar, 2013
This sounds lovely and as this is what I actually came to look for i'm going to make it!


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