Recipe works despite how runny the batter is before baking. I didn't have orange so I added 3 tbsp marmalade and baked it for 85 minutes just to make sure. Delicious with or without butter.
25 Jan 2020
This cake was very tasty but a bit crumbly. I added dried apples as well. Lovely with a cup of tea.
By Fatemah Rajah
13 Dec 2019
I adapted this recipe for a FODMAP diet as I've recently developed a few food intolerances. It produced an extremely successful cake, tasty and moist and it didn't fall apart when you cut into it, as several gluten free cakes I've tried.
My adjustments were: cranberries, blueberries and stem ginger instead of the dried fruit in the recipe - they worked really well with the earl grey tea. I shall definitely be making this again!
By Sarah Oakland
25 Nov 2019
I forgot to add the oil , but overall the loaf was tasty and as mentioned in another review you cannot really tell that its gluten free. Fruit loaf is one of my favourites. I would make this again
22 Apr 2019
Made this recipe at the weekend - WOW it tastes absolutely amazing, so easy to make and went down a treat with everyone. Thank you cannot wait to try more of the recipes
02 Apr 2019
Heavenly cake. Easy to bake, the whole family loved it,
08 Oct 2018
Excellent recipe lovely moist fruit cake - can hardly tell it’s gluten free!
04 Jun 2018
I did everything as written in the recipe, except for, I covered the cake with foil for the first 25 minutes of baking. It came out delicious and it has enough moisture to be eaten without butter.
By Mrs ElÃ„Â«na JakubaÃ…ï¿½eca
27 May 2016
This teacake is robust yet moist and does not need to be eaten with butter, though I'm sure it would be fine with it. It is a great way of using up any leftover dried fruit in the larder. I happened to have prunes, raisins and cranberries. I have made some substitutions: white spelt flour for gluten-free flour and molasses sugar + maple syrup for soft brown sugar. I noticed that the overall mixture seemed quite runny after adding the oil. (I chose walnut oil.) However, the final cake was quite strong,so don't be concerned if yours also seems runny. I left the cake in the oven for 42 minutes, which was probably a touch too long since the top was slightly dark. Had I noticed earlier, I might have covered it in foil for the last 5-10 minutes. Therefore, I suggest that you check your loaf a little earlier just in case you have the same issue! Top Tip: make sure that your earl grey tea bags are as fresh as possible and allow them a little time with the boiling water on their own before adding the fruit for a stronger flavour. (Mine wasn't terribly strong.) You could also add a cardamom pod to the tea at the beginning for additional flavour - so long as you remember to take it out before baking! Enjoy, bakers!
By Mrs Charlotte Burn
27 Feb 2016