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225Total Time
110Prep Time
115Bake Time

Fruit and spice loaf

2 Reviews

About the bake

Sugar and spice and all things nice, including our moreish, moist fruit and spices loaf. Using only a handful of ingredients, including tea and Billington's Light Muscovado Sugar, this loaf is deep in flavour and has warm fudge undertones. Whilst it is packed full of mixed spice and sultanas, this loaf really can be enjoyed anytime of the year (even though it tastes like Christmas in each bite)

Taking just 5 steps, this loaf spends most of its time in the oven due to it's size - making it the perfect bread to slice up and share around.

If you love this sweet dough, then be sure to try our other spicy flavours such as a classic Irish Tea Brack, irresistable with a slather of butter. Or if fruit is your forte, our classic Fruit Cake is a staple cake to master - and if you're plant based, we've got you covered too, Vegan Fruit Cake.

225Total Time
110Prep Time
115Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Place the tea, marmalade and sultanas in a bowl and leave to stand for 1 hour.

  2. Step 2:

    Preheat oven to 150°C (fan 130°C, gas mark 2). Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

  3. Step 3:

    Grease and line a 900g tin and spoon the mixture into the tin. Bake on the middle shelf for 1 hour 15 minutes.

  4. Step 4:

    Check that the loaf is cooked by inserting a metal skewer. Push it into the centre of the cake and if the skewer comes out clean, the cake will be baked. If it is still sticky keep baking for a further 5 minutes until the skewer comes out clean.

  5. Step 5:

    Remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack before slicing.


    • 250ml Tea (cold and strong)
    • 4 tbsp Marmalade
    • 175g Sultanas
    • 225g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 375g Self-raising wholemeal flour
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range) (beaten)
    • 5g Mixed spice

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