All Bran Loaf Cake
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All Bran Loaf Cake

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Serves 8

This is a fruit loaf cake, using All Bran as the main ingredient.

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  • 1 cup All Bran
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Self raising flour
  • 1 cup Mixed Dried Fruit (I tend to use Apricots and Prunes for a juicier cake) & Almonds (if desired)
  • 1/2 cup or 1 cup Soft brown sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
  • A standard loaf tin


    1. Grease and line your loaf tin, and preheat the oven to 170C/fan 150C/gas 5.
    2. Use a cup to measure the ingredients (I use my small measuring jug featured in the photograph.)
    3. Pour the All bran and milk into a bowl. Leave the All Bran to soak up the milk (about 5-10 mins.)
    4. Add the self raising flour and sugar to your mixture and stir.
    5. Cut up your dried fruit (if using prunes and apricots) and dust with some of the self raising flour. Add the fruit to your mixture and stir.
    6. The mixture should be thick and gloopy, if it isn't you may wish to add a bit more milk. Transfer the mixture to your loaf tin and put in the oven for 1 hr -1 hr 30 mins. Check on the loaf after 1 hr by putting a knife through the middle, if it comes out clean the loaf is cooked, if not leave it in a little longer.

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cakesandbakesden's picture
28th Feb, 2013
Please cold someone tell all Bran the same as the breakfast cereal (made by Kelloggs) or is the all bran like oat bran? Thank you!
18th Feb, 2013
This worked out to be a delicious moist fruity loaf I added prunes and apricots, the 'not so dried ones, soft if you know what I mean, with sultanas all shook in some self raising flour to stop the mix sticking. Sliced with a spread of butter deliciooooous
6th Aug, 2012
This bran loaf has been a real success, in fact a number of friends have asked for the recipe. I made a slight change to it by adding apricots, dates and cashew nuts to the cup of dried fruit. the cashew nuts made a lovely addition.
17th Jul, 2012
I soaked the All Bran, milk and sugar for 30 minutes and added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the flour. Tasted good. You can also add chopped nuts to the top before baking but I haven't tried this yet.
8th Jul, 2012
I was really pleasantly surprised with this. Tasted lovely, and I think it looked better than I imagined.
11th Jun, 2012
This is lovely, really like malt loaf! I changed a few things: 50% wholemeal 50% white flour, added walnuts and 2 tbsp honey, prunes soaked in tea. Was a bit too sweet and sticky so next time I'll reduce sugar and omit prunes to see if it has more body. Not bad for my first ever attempt.
27th May, 2012
use muscovado sugar instead and tr tastes like malt loaf. lovely!
7th May, 2012
I used lots of prunes and dates which worked well and they didn't sink like the picture suggests. With no eggs or butter the cake is quite heavy but better than expected because of all the fruit. Half a cup of sugar was fine.


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