Fruity English Tea Cake
Recipe type: Thermomix
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Serves: 8-10
A deliciously moist and fruity loaf. The perfect thing to have with a cup of tea.
  • 150g raisins
  • 150g glace cherries
  • Juice and zest of 1 orange
  • 225g hot tea
  • 50g butter
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3-4 tbsp brown sugar (for topping)
  1. Add the fruit to the bowl and mix for 15-20 seconds on speed 5. Set aside.
  2. Place the orange rind in the bowl. Whizz for 1 minute on speed 10. Scrape down the sides and repeat if necessary. Set aside.
  3. Boil the kettle and add the hot water to mug with a single tea bag leaving it to soak for a few minutes.
  4. Add the fruit, orange zest and orange juice to a large mixing bowl and pour over the hot tea. Cover with a tea towel and let it sit for 3-4 hours (or overnight).
  5. Heat the oven to 180 degrees and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  6. Mix together the butter and the sugar for 1 minute on speed 6 until light and creamy.
  7. Add the egg and beat on speed 4 for 15-20 seconds.
  8. Add the flour and baking powder and mix on speed 3-4 for about 20-30 seconds until well combined.
  9. Add the mixture to the fruit and gently combine it all with a spatula.
  10. Pour into the loaf tin and sprinkle the top with a generous layer of brown sugar.
  11. Bake for an hour. A knife or skewer should come out clean if inserted into the middle of the cake.
  12. Allow to cool completely before serving.
If you soak the fruit overnight, the prep time for this cake is only 10 minutes.
Recipe by Mrs D plus 3 at