Yorkshire Cake


  • Strong cup of tea (Assam would do nicely)
  • 100g mixed dried fruit (raisins, cherries etc)
  • 50g butter
  • 75g brown sugar
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp ground mixed spices (allspice, cinnamon, ginger, or whatever you like)


Pour the cuppa over the mixed fruit and leave to soak for about 12 hours.

Preheat oven to about 180°C.

Drain the fruit but reserve the tea, just in case.

Add the fruit to a large bowl, chuck in the rest of the ingredients and mix well. If the mixture seems quite dry,  add the tea a tablespoon at a time until the consistency is stiff but cakey, rather than biscuity.

Turn out into either a pre-greased cake tin or a silicon one.

Cook for about 40 minutes, but turn after 15 minutes and keep checking.

Allow to cool in the tin, and then turn out.

Ideal to serve to friends with a cuppa, and some good conversation. Enjoy.

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