Photograph of raisinsLow Sugar Fruit Cake

Recipe courtesy of Gill Orde in Catering (Serves 20)


260g mixed dried fruit
150g currants
550ml Earl Grey or Lady Grey tea
1 tbsp treacle
1 egg, lightly beaten
20g sugar
280g self-raising flour
1 tsp mixed spice


  • Place dried fruit in a large bowl, pour over the tea and stir in the treacle
  • Cover and allow to soak overnight
  • Stir beaten egg into fruit mixture followed by the sugar, then the sifted flour and spice
  • Spoon into a lined 13 x 22 cm loaf tin and bake at 160C/gas mark 3 for 60 to 75 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.