• 350 g mixed dried fruit
  • 350 ml black tea
  • 2 medium British free-range eggs, beaten
  • 270 g British self-raising flour
  • 200 g Fairtrade dark soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Fairtrade 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, fan 160°C, gas 4. Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line it with baking parchment.

  3. 3

    Add the eggs, flour, sugar and cinnamon to the fruit mixture and combine well.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    Turn out of the tin and cool on a wire rack, then slice and serve with butter.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 963kj 230kcal 12%
  • Fat 1.6g 2%
  • Saturates 0.4g 2%
  • Sugars 34.1g 38%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 909kj/217kcal

Each serving provides

49.1g carbohydrate 1.7g fibre 3.8g protein

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