Baking,  Buffet

Fruit Loaf

Slice fruit loaf makes a change from cakes and biscuits, it is also a lot more filling making it great for pack lunches and picnics.


  • 4 ozs ½ Cup Vegan Margarine
  • 8 ozs 1 Cup Soft Brown Sugar
  • 150 mls ¾ Cup, Black, Cold Tea
  • 4 ozs 1 Cup Mixed Dried Fruit
  • 3 ozs ¾ Cup Self Raising Flour
  • 5 Tbsp Orange Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Cherries
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Dried Yeast
  • ¼ Tsp Mixed Spice
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Cinnamon


  • Soak the mixed fruit and cherries in the orange juice for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 180c and line a 10 by 5 inch loaf tin.
  • Into a bowl add the margarine and sugar, mix well together until creamy.
  • Make up the egg replacer according to packet instructions and add to mixture, beat well in.
  • Sieve the flours into another bowl and stir in the dried yeast, baking powder, mixed spice, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • Add half the tea to the sugar mixture and stir together well, then add half the flour mixture and mix well together.
  • Add the rest of the tea and stir well, then add the remainder of the flour mixture and beat well together.
  • Stir in the mixed dried fruit along with any orange juice.
  • Pour into the loaf tin and cook for 45 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack before removing from tin and serve sliced when cold.
  • TIP: This loaf improves with age so keep in an airtight container and eat over a few days.
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