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CHRISTMAS TEA & FRUIT CAKE

Serves8 - 10 People
Cooks In1 hr 30 mins
DifficultyEasy
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Ingredients

For The Fruit Mixture

QtyIngredient
70g
Light Brown Sugar
140gSoft Butter
275gMixed Fruit
70gDried Cranberries
¾ tspMixed Spice
300g Self Raising Flour
170mlMilk
3Twinings English Breakfast Teabags

For The Cake Mixture

QtyIngredient
2
Large Eggs
35gChopped Walnuts
185gSelf Raising Flour
¾ tspBicarbonate of Soda

Method

For this recipe, you will need a 900g/2lb loaf tin, measuring 23x13x7cm, greased and lined.

  • Place all the ingredients for the fruit mixture in a saucepan. Heat so that the butter melts and the mixture begins to bubble. Remove from the heat and allow to infuse for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 140c Fan/ 160c / Gas 3.
  • Remove the tea bags from the fruit mixture and tip into a large bowl.
  • Add the eggs, flour, bicarbonate of soda and mix well, then fold in the nuts.
  • Put the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 60-75 minutes making sure you check the cake at 60 minutes. If it looks too brown and needs more time, cover the top with foil.
  • The cake is done when a skewer comes out clean.
  • When the cake is ready, leave to cool completely in the tin before turning out.
  • This cake can be decorated with marzipan. It's also delicious with a little spread of butter.

Enjoy with a cup of Twinings Christmas Spiced Tea.