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Rich Fruit Cake with Teff

Preparation Time
20-30 minutes

Cooking Time
2-2.5 hours

Serves 18-20

Enjoy this cake as it comes or decorate it for a special occasion.

By Innovative



250g/8oz raisins
250g/8oz sultanas
125g/4oz glacÚ cherries
250g/8oz butter/baking margarine
250g/8oz light muscovado (soft brown) sugar
4 eggs, medium
1 tsp ground mixed spice
1 tbs brandy
125g/4oz PURE GF Bakery Blend (Ex Blended Flour)
125g/4oz PURE White Teff Flour
2 tsp PURE Bicarbonate of Soda
1 tsp PURE Xanthan Gum

Preparation Method

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together and then gradually add the eggs stirring well after each addition.
  2. Sieve all of the dry ingredients together and add to the mixture using a wooden spoon or on a slow speed if using a mixer.
  3. Add the fruit and brandy and stir to ensure an even mixture.
  4. Grease and line a 9” square cake tin with greaseproof paper and pour the mixture in. Spread it evenly and level the top with a spatula.
  5. Place in a pre-heated oven at 140oC (or 130oC fan assisted oven), gas mark 1.5. After one hour cover the top of the cake with a square of greaseproof paper to prevent over-browning, and bake for a further 1-1 1⁄2 hours.
  6. Test the cake with a skewer (it should come out clean from the centre) to ensure it is properly cooked and allow to cool before serving.


To make a round cake you will need a 10” tin and then follow the same method and quantities. If you have some favourite other dried fruit such as currants or cranberries, why not make them part of your mix?