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Butterless, Tea Soaked Fruit Cake

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Introduction

No butter, only one egg. Suitable for buttering (natch).

No butter, only one egg. Suitable for buttering (natch).

Ingredients

Serves: 6

Metric Cups
  • 300 grams mixed dried fruit
  • 450 millilitres earl grey tea (hot)
  • 90 grams brown sugar
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 375 millilitres plain flour
  • 375 millilitres ground almonds
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 10⅗ ounces mixed dried fruit
  • 16 fluid ounce earl grey tea (hot)
  • 3⅙ ounces brown sugar
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 13 fluid ounce all-purpose flour
  • 13 fluid ounce almond meal
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg

Method

Butterless, Tea Soaked Fruit Cake is a community recipe submitted by cake_eater and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Place the fruit in a bowl and cover with the hot tea, leave it overnight at room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 180C Line a loaf pan with baking paper.
  • Strain the fruit and keep the tea. Add all other ingredients to the fruit and mix gently. Gradually add the tea... I usually have less than 1/4 cup left and mix until batter is soft.
  • Pour into the pan and bake around 50 minutes. Check with a skewer.
  • Place the fruit in a bowl and cover with the hot tea, leave it overnight at room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 180C Line a loaf pan with baking paper.
  • Strain the fruit and keep the tea. Add all other ingredients to the fruit and mix gently. Gradually add the tea... I usually have less than 1/4 cup left and mix until batter is soft.
  • Pour into the pan and bake around 50 minutes. Check with a skewer.
  • Additional Information

    Lovely sliced and buttered. The lemon 'zest' is used, not the whole lemon (sorry it sounded incorrect!)

    Lovely sliced and buttered. The lemon 'zest' is used, not the whole lemon (sorry it sounded incorrect!)

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    • I made this cake today and followed the instructions as closely as I could, the only change I made was to substitute orange rind for the lemon rind and the result was a soggy mess. I am usually a successful baker, but I think giving the measurements for flour and ground almonds in ml did not help. I measured them as carefully as I could but guess that this was my source of error. if the author could supply a weight for these ingredients I would try again.

      Posted by alex19 on 26th March 2014
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