Cold Tea Fruit Cake

By on December 26, 2011

 Cold Tea Fruit Cake

Ingredients: Makes one 15 cm/6 inches cake
100 g/4 oz/½ cup butter or margarine

225 g/8 oz dried mixed fruit (fruit cake mix)

250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup cold black tea

225 g/8 oz/2 cups self-raising (self-rising) flour

100 g/4 oz/½ cup caster (superfine) sugar

5 ml/1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

1 large egg

Method:

Melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan, add the fruit and tea and bring to the boil. Simmer for 2 minutes, then allow to cool. Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Spoon intoa  greased and lined 15 cm/6 in cake tin and bake in a preheated oven at 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3 for 1¼-1½ hours until firm to the touch. Leave to cool, then serve sliced and spread with butter.