Last week I felt like a domestic goddess. Not entirely sure what came over me, but I managed to do all the cleaning, laundry, bed changes, hoovering and mopping. I then decided as I was on a roll I would make a cake! This is a really quick and easy fruit loaf recipe. It’s really easy to make. I always use a loaf tin but you could definitely use a cake tin if you didn’t have one.

  • 225g (8 oz) self raising flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 110g (4 oz) margarine
  • 110g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 225g (8 oz) mixed fruit
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Heat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 2lb loaf tin or if you don’t have one you can use a cake tin. I greased my tin with margarine, but you can use greaseproof paper if you prefer to.
  2. Mix the flour and salt, rub in margarine until smooth.
  3. Stir in sugar and fruit. Beat together eggs and milk, then mix together to a soft consistency.
  4. Add to loaf tin. I add bit of sugar on the top to give it that nice crunch, but it is optional.
  5. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.


You could add different fruit or swap for chocolate!


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