EASY CUP OF TEA LOAF CAKE…

Ingredients

500g/1lb 2oz self-raising flour
500g/1lb 2oz mixed dried fruit
250g/9oz caster sugar
375ml/13.fl oz of cold flavoured tea (fruit, black, any type or a mixture)
1 egg
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp nutmeg

Method

Line a 2lb (900g) loaf tin
Place the mixed dried fruit and caster sugar in a large bowl and pour over the cold tea
Stir well and leave to soak overnight or for at least 4 hours
Pre heat the oven to 180C, 350F Gas 4
Add the egg to the mixture
Sift in the flour, mixed spice and nutmeg
Stir until the mixture is well blended
Spoon mixture into your loaf tin
Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes clean
Leave to cool before serving

This cake can be toasted and is delicious with a bit of butter or honey on.

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