Apple & Sultana Loaf Cake
Recipe type: Cakes & Bakes
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Serves: 8 slices
This is a lovely damp loaf literally bursting with sultanas and apple chunks. The recipe is based on a Delia Smith cake which stipulates soaking the sultanas in cold tea for 5 hours and whilst best practise would suggest trying to do this I have been known to dip the sultanas in relatively warm tea for 30 minutes and achieve very similar results.
  • 4 oz (112g) wholewheat self raising flour
  • 4oz (112g) ground almond
  • 4oz xylitol
  • 6fl oz (170ml) cold tea
  • 8oz (225g) sultanas
  • 1 apple cored, skin on and diced in 2cm squares
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C)
  2. Line a 2lb (900g) loaf tin
  3. Place the sultanas in a bowl and pour over the cold tea
  4. Allow to soak for 5hrs/overnight (see notes)
  5. After soaking simply stir all ingredients together
  6. Spoon into prepared loaf tin and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for about 1hr, your cake is baked when a skewer interred into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool in tin
  8. Serve simply sliced with a cup of tea or maybe spread with some butter
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