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Fruited Tea Loaf Cake

There is nothing better on a cold winter afternoon than snuggling down into the sofa with a big mug of tea and a slice of cake.   In particular this fruit cake preferably topped with a large slab of butter!!   Bliss.

My Scottish grandmother used to make this cake.  There is no creaming together of the butter and sugar, you just add them to the dried fruit in a saucepan and heat gently until the fruit plumps up in the buttery, brown sugary mixture and then add flour and eggs.  It is ridiculously easy.    Continue reading

Dundee Cake

This Dundee cake is filled with raisins, sultanas, glacé cherries and apricots plump from having been soaked in a mix of sloe gin, sherry and whisky. Don’t by the way worry about the alcohol in this cake as once cooked it’s perfectly ok to drive afterwards or give to kids.  This is a light fruit cake but wonderfully moist and slightly crumbly. Continue reading