• 350g mixed dried fruit
  • 350ml black tea
  • 2 medium free-range eggs, beaten
  • 270g self-raising flour
  • 200g dark soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. 1

    Place the dried fruit in a bowl and pour over the tea. Cover and leave to soak overnight.

  2. 2

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line it with baking parchment. Add the eggs, flour, sugar and cinnamon to the fruit mixture and combine well.

  3. 3

    Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface. Bake for 1-1½ hours until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake. Turn out of the tin and cool on a wire rack, then slice and serve with butter.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 996kj 238kcal 12%
  • Fat 1.5g 2%
  • Saturates 0.4g 2%
  • Sugars 36.0g 40%
  • Salt 0.27g 5%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 984kj/235kcal

Each serving provides

51.3g carbohydrate 1.7g fibre 3.9g protein

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