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Fruit and spice loaf

2 Reviews

About the bake

This fruit and spice loaf is so yummy, and can be enjoyed all year round not just at Christmas.

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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