Prune and mixed fruit loaf cake

The prunes are all used up now!

I found this nice simple recipe, Prune and raisin loaf cake. This time I used mixed fruit instead of just plain raisins. I soaked the fruits and prunes in orange juice and I did not add sugar to the recipe. I also used ordinary plain flour instead of rice or gluten free flour.

What you need

  • 150g mixed fruit
  • 150g soft pitted prunes
  • 75g soft brown sugar
  • 150ml orange juice
  • Oil spray
  • 1 egg – free range
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp mixed sweet spices

What you do

  • Soak the fruit in the juice for a couple of hours, stir in the sugar until dissolved in a large baking bowl. I leave it covered with a tea towel in the kitchen
  • Oil spray and base line a 2lb loaf tin
  • Pare heat the oven to 170c
  • Sieve the flour, almonds, baking powder and spices on to a plate ready for adding to the bowl
  • Add the sieved flour and egg to the bowl containing the soaked fruits, mix thoroughly and then turn into the prepared loaf tin
  • Bake for 50 to 55 mins until golden and well risen
  • Cool initially in the tin and then cool fully on a wire rack
  • Stores well in an airtight tin.

This is the second time I have made this. I cooked for 50 minutes the second time round.

This loaf cake did not last long. Made Saturday morning, finished Monday morning

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