Tea Fruit Cake | How to make Tea Fruit Cake

By Nandita Shyam  |  26th Dec 2016  |  
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About Tea Fruit Cake Recipe

This tea cake combines brewed tea along with mixed dried fruit and brown sugar to make this delicious cake. This dried fruits loaded cake gets the extra flavor and the moistness from the brewed tea. And the chai masala enhances the flavor of the cake to a large extent. Although this cake doesn't involve lot of preparation, it does involve overnight soaking of dry fruits. But that only helps to fuse the flavors better.

Tea Fruit Cake is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Tea Fruit Cake in your kitchen. This recipe requires 420 minutes for preparation and 50 minutes to cook. The Tea Fruit Cake by Nandita Shyam has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Tea Fruit Cake at home without any difficulty. Tea Fruit Cake is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Tea Fruit Cake would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Tea Fruit Cake this weekend. Share your Tea Fruit Cake cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Nandita Shyam for inputs. In case you have any queries for Tea Fruit Cake you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Nandita Shyam. You can also rate the Tea Fruit Cake and give feedback.

Tea Fruit Cake

Ingredients to make Tea Fruit Cake

  • Mixed dry fruits - 300gms (I used dates, dark raisins, golden raisins, mixed peel and some tutti fruity)
  • Brewed tea- 250ml* (see notes)
  • Dark brown sugar- 200gms
  • Chai or tea masala- 2 tsp
  • butter- 125gm
  • all purpose flour- 240ml
  • Baking powder- 1-1/2 tsp
  • salt- 1 pinch

How to make Tea Fruit Cake

  1. Place the mixed dried fruit, Sugar, butter, tea and tea masala in a sauce pan. Cover and heat gently until the butter has melted, Stirring occasionally.
  2. Increase the heat and boil the mixture for a minute. Remove the pan from the heat set aside to cool. Cover and leave the mixture overnight at room temperature.
  3. Sift the flour twice along with the salt and baking powder and set aside.
  4. Fold the sifted flour into the fruit mixture. Spoon the chunky dough into a greased baking pan and level the surface with the back of the spoon.
  5. Bake the mixture for 50-55 in a pre-heated oven at 180C or until golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  6. Remove the cake from the oven, then leave to cool completely in the pan. Turn out and serve in slices, spread with butter or honey, if you like.

My Tip:

To make the brewed tea, boil 1-1/2tspn of tea leaves in 250ml of water. Strain and use accordingly. You can use any dried fruits of your choice for this recipe For a scented flavor, you can use equal quantities of earl grey or Lady grey tea. If mixed peel is not available, you can replace it with a dried fruit of you choice and add grated zest of one orange. The chai masala can be replaced with equal quantity of allspice.

Reviews for Tea Fruit Cake (2)

Mansi Talegaonkar3 years ago

So innovative. Taste of chai in a cake

Kanak Patel3 years ago

Stunning picture!

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