Coffee and Cake

Celebrate our 23rd birthday by signing up to our brand-new and exciting event, Coffee and Cake. 

The beauty of this event is that it is open to everyone, and you can host your party at a time that suits you.

Get together with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues and host your very own Coffee and Cake party during the month of March.

Serves 8-10 slices | Prep 15 minutes  | Cook 1 hour


400g mixed fruit (e.g. sultanas, raisins, currants)

300ml strong hot tea 

250g self-raising flour 

1 teaspoon mixed spice 

100g dark brown muscovado sugar 

1 free range egg, beaten

Honey to glaze


01 Put the dried fruit in a bowl and pour over the tea, mix in the sugar and stir well to dissolve. Leave to soak for at least 6 hours or overnight. 

02 Next day, sift the flour and spice into the soaked fruit (no need to drain the tea) and stir in the egg. Blend well together. 

03 Preheat the oven to 180°C /Gas 4. Line a 900g loaf tin with bakewell paper and pour in the mixture. 

04 Bake for approximately 1 hour until the cake has risen and cooked through. Leave to cool on a rack and store for 2 days before eating. Serve sliced with butter. 

05 This mixture can be doubled to make 2 loaves and will keep for up to 7 days.

06 Warm a little honey to drizzle over the surface of the warm cake for a glazed topping.