23 June 2016

Fruity Tea Cake

I apologise in advance for another recipe post, they seem to be the theme this week.

Pamela messaged me a few days ago asking for the recipe for the fruit cake with ginger ale in it. Here it is! It is so simple, just three ingredients, but it tastes divine, is moist and never lasts long in our house.

This really is the cheapest, quickest and easiest fruit cake you'll ever make. Slice and serve with butter or freeze for a quick grab-n-go snack.

Fruity Tea Cake

2 cups cold tea (or dry ginger ale or chocolate milk)
2 cups mixed dried fruit
2 cups SR flour

Soak the fruit in the cold tea for 10 minutes. Beat in the self-raising flour. Pour into a greased and baking paper lined loaf tin. Bake at 180 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let stand in tin for five minutes before turning out onto a cake rack to cool.

Variation: This is so good, it adds a little zing to the cake. Substitute dry ginger ale for the cold tea, then follow the recipe. The cake is moist with just a hint of ginger - delicious.  Or use chocolate milk for a change and enjoy the chocolaty treat.

Cost: $2.36

The ingredients I use in this cake all come from Aldi: tea bags, self-raising flour and mixed dried fruit. The cost will go up if you shop at another supermarket buying branded ingredients. If you use generic ingredients the cost will be around the same, with the dried fruit being the variable.

If you use generic dry ginger ale the cost will be approximately $2.60.

1 comment:

  1. This works beautifully Cath, I had seen you mention this recipe before and so decided to try it using some raisins bought for Christmas baking. Thank you! I will be making it again.


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