Spiced Fruit Loaf Recipe

Spiced Fruit Loaf Recipe

A delicious tea time treat our Spiced Fruit Loaf is lovely a twist on the traditional fruitcake loaf recipe. This recipe combines a lovely sweet spice with juicy full flavoured dried fruit and it is easy to prepare! It freezes well too. A great one to feed a house full at Christmas time.  Decorate with some sprigs of holly!


225g sugar
250ml water
110g margarine
340g dried fruit mixture (you can also add some nuts if desired)
260g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
4 teaspoons Sweet Spice Blend                                                                            2 eggs                                                                                                                    Icing sugar for decoration


  1. Put water, margarine, dried fruit and the sugar into a pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Add the eggs and other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Place mixture in a lined or greased 2lb loaf tin (or divide mixture between 2 lined 1lb loaf tins). Bake in pre-heated oven for 45 minutes at 180°C / 160°C Fan.
  4. Using a sieve, sprinkle a spoon of icing sugar over the loaf

  If you have time why not double the spiced fruit loaf recipe ingredients               and make two loaves, freezing one so you have something to hand for               those unexpected visitors!

Other Sweet Spice baking recipes include a Gingerbread Man Cookies, Date Loaf, a delicious Apple Tart, Carrot Cake or Oaty Biscuits.

You can also use this blend in delicious Mulled Cider or even to make sugar syrup for Cocktails!

Love our Sweet Spice?  You can also use this in savoury dishes - try mixing with maple syrup and using as a glaze on your Roast Ham or try our Afghan Curry Recipe, Christmas Bread Sauce or Chicken Shawarma recipes.

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