Earl Grey fruit cake Recipe

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serves:

10 - 12

Skill:

medium

Prep:

15 min

Cooking:

1 hr 45 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 380 kCal 19%
Fat 11g 16%
  -  Saturates Arrayg 0%

Soaking the fruit in your fruit cake in tea overnight will bring a lovely flavour to your your bake. Earl Grey has a delicious rich flavour and is a delicious addition to the classic fruit cake recipe

Ingredients

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  • 6 Earl Grey Tea bags
  • 500g packet dried mixed fruit
  • 250g light soft brown sugar
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
  • You will also need:
  • 18cm (7in) round cake tin, lined with baking parchment

Method

  • Place the teabags in a bowl and pour over 300ml (1/2 pint) boiling water. Leave the tea to infuse for about 5 minutes, then remove the teabags from the water, squeezing them to extract as much of the flavour as possible. Add the dried mixed fruit to the hot tea, cover the bowl loosely and leave the fruit overnight to absorb the flavour of the tea.

  • Set the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2

  • Stir the sugar, flour, butter and egg into the fruit and mixwell. Spoon the mixture into the lined cake tin and level the surface.

  • Bake the cake in the centre of the oven for 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 hours, oruntil the cake feels just set in the centre and a skewer comes out clean afterbeing inserted into the cake.

  • Place the tin on a wire rack to lift it above the work surface, and leave the cake to cool in the tin.

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The cake may be wrapped in a freezer bag, sealed and frozen for up to 1 month. Allow cake to defrost before serving.

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