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Will's Autumnal Loaf Cake

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Serves 1 - 12 Slices

When the leaves are starting to fall, this is a perfect recipe for September.

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  • 200g slightly salted butter
  • 250g demerara sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 20ml rum
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50g raisins
  • 150g fresh blackberries, washed
  • digestives, crushed, enough to fill the bottom of the loaf tin
  • desiccated coconut, for sprinkling
  • 1 cinnamon stick


    1. Preheat a fan oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
    2. Grease two loaf tins with butter.
    3. Cream the butter and sugar in an electric food mixer, until well incorporated.
    4. Whilst keeping the butter and sugar mixing, add the beaten eggs to the mixture gradually.
    5. Add the rum to the mixture and keep mixing.
    6. Sift the flour and baking powder, and add to the mixture until the mixture stiffens.
    7. Add the seeds of a vanilla pod, the ground cinnamon, raisins and blackberries.
    8. Place the crushed digestives in the the tin, enough to cover the bottom.
    9. Put the cake mixture on the top.
    10. Generously sprinkle with desiccated coconut and place a cinnamon stick in the centre of the tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

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