A fruity tea loaf cut into slices

Sultana cake recipes

17 Recipes

Discover our top-rated, must-try dried fruit cakes, packed with storecupboard staple sultanas. Try our recipes for fruity tea loaves, Dundee cake, lardy cake and more.

Tea loaf


(39 ratings)

Enjoy a classic, fruity cake, packed full of plump tea-infused sultanas and raisins. Slice it into thick wedges and spread with salted butter for a satisfying treat
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Dundee cake


(34 ratings)

A famous traditional Scottish fruitcake with cherries, sultanas and almonds, and a sweet glaze
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Sticky sultana pudding


(11 ratings)

A super-speedy fruit sponge that's cooked in the microwave and ready in just 10 minutes - serve with hot custard or golden syrup
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Easy apple fruit cake


(96 ratings)

This cake has all the flavours of Christmas, but won't take ages to make - you can decorate it any way you like. Ideal for a wedding cake too
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Lardy cake


(1 rating)

This enriched, spiced, sweet bread is layered up with currants, sultanas, apricots and cherries - serve in wedges for a delicious tea time treat
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

Selkirk Bannock


(3 ratings)

Serve this Scottish classic with plenty of butter. If you have any leftover, toast it for breakfast or use for a bread & butter pudding...
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Easter puddings


(6 ratings)

These cute oven-steamed puds with nutmeg custard are almost like blonde Christmas puddings
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Date, banana & rum loaf


(73 ratings)

A tasty cake with no added fat or sugar - try it to believe it. Plus it's easily made gluten-free...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Posh spice cake


(13 ratings)

A fruit cake for those who like theirs light, spicy, fruity and moist, with a tart cranberry topping
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Festive fruit & nut cake


(21 ratings)

This fabulously moist and nutty Christmas cake is baked with a syrup and nut topping - a bit like a Florentine biscuit
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

Gingery Christmas cake


(27 ratings)

A good glug of ginger wine makes this cake a little different from the norm. It's also lighter than its predecessors, so you can have two pieces!
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • Easy

Orlando Murrin's Deluxe Christmas Cake


(5 ratings)

An 'intergalactically special' Christmas cake enriched with the honey-vanilla-whisky flavours of bourbon - it'll improve with keeping so bake it early...
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • A challenge

Make & mature Christmas cake


(180 ratings)

Bake this festive fruit cake in advance of Christmas and feed it regularly with rum, brandy or whisky to build the flavour and keep it moist
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

Fruit-filled clementine cake


(11 ratings)

A beautiful, moist gluten-free cake packed with zingy citrus flavours, wonderful for Christmas
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Honey saffron Christmas cake


(21 ratings)

Has all the flavours of Christmas without being too heavy and can be made at the last minute too
  • 3 hours
  • Easy

As-you-like-it Christmas cake


(53 ratings)

Use your choice of dried fruit, nuts, citrus zest and booze (or even tea) and get your cake made up to six months in advance
  • 5 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy
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