Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

(from Waitrose Illustrated )

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place raisins and cherries in a large bowl. Pour strong, warm tea over the and stir in the honey. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand for 1 1/2-2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Stir two eggs into raisin mixture.
  4. In a small bowl, mix flour, spices, salt and baking powder. Add to raisin mixture and stir thoroughly. Pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.
  6. Turn loaf out of pan and cool on a wire rack.


Most Helpful

I used chamomile tea. The directions talk about cherries but there aren't any in the ingredients...

yogiclarebear May 11, 2010

This is a really tasty, moist teacake: I caution you, though: do not use mint tea! I just threw in what was in my teapot (thought it was my nuttier blend, but it was green mint tea!) and this is not a good combination, as the mintiness transforms into a lovely Vicks/mentholated aroma. This is, obviously, totally my fault--follow the recipe! I used sweetened dried cranberries instead of raisins (HATE raisins!) and it came out really well. I will definitely try this again with the right tea ;) Thanks, swirlycinnacakes!!!

Sheepie87 June 22, 2007

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