Fruity cider cake

Bake this moist fruit cake with cider from our Pantry shop.

Cakes and bakes
Cider fruit loaf cake at Charlecote Park
  • Preparation time 15 minutes plus 1 hour cooling time (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 1 hour 30 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 10


  • 120g/4oz butter
  • 250g/8oz demerara sugar
  • 150g/5oz sultanas or raisins
  • 7 fl.oz dry cider (still or fizzy is fine)
  • 1 egg
  • 310g/11oz self-raising flour
  • grated nutmeg and 1 tsp ground mixed spice


  • 60g/2oz demerara sugar
  • 2 tbsp cider


  1. In a pan heat together the butter, sugar, dried fruit and cider. Bring to the boil, then allow to cool for 1 hour.
  2. Beat the egg, then whisk the egg into the cooled mixture with a fork.
  3. Stir in the sieved flour and spices.
  4. Pour into a lined 2lb loaf tin.
  5. Bake at fan 140 / Gas 3 for 1 hour 30 minutes or until a cake tester shows clean.
  6. Heat together the sugar and cider for the glaze until syrupy (about 5 minutes) and brush over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  7. Allow to cool in the tin.