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Easy Cook Fruit Loaf Recipe

Updated on July 23, 2014
Easy Fruit Loaf-fruit loaf recipe-cinnamon loaf
Easy Fruit Loaf-fruit loaf recipe-cinnamon loaf

My mother used to make the most delicious cinnamon fruit loaf, yummy, moist and it always turned out just perfect. I remember coming in from school and smelling the aroma and could not wait until it was ready. Sitting peering through the cooker glass, willing it to hurry up and be ready. As winter approaches this is a perfect tea time cake to have waiting for those visitors over the holiday season.

Like many things our mothers hand down to us this is one that always stirs the emotions and sweet memories. From the moist inside of the loaf to the slightly crisp outside. There is nothing better than a slice of this yummy fruit loaf with a hint of cinammon and a cup of tea.

It is so easy to make and it has never turned out wrong. My husband refuses to buy shop bought fruit loafs or fruit cakes.

As even he is a master chef with this delightfully easy recipe.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: Several slices.


  • 200 grams Sultanas
  • 250 mls of milk
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 125 grams of margarine or butter
  • 250 grams of self rising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tea spoon of cinnamon optional
  • Set oven to Gas mark 4 / or 180 to heat up.


  1. Put the Sultanas Milk and margarine and sugar into a large pot
  2. Bring to the boil stirring continuously
  3. Once it is boiling. Take off the heat and leave to cool for around 10 minutes.
  4. Add the flour.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add Egg.
  7. Mix all together until you have created a smooth consistancy and when at rest, small air bubbles will start to appear in the mixture.
  8. Pour into a greased 1lb loaf tin
  9. Put into your preheated oven 180 for an hour.
  10. Remove from oven, and leave to totally cool in the tin. This helps to finish off the cooking process of your loaf.
Chicago Metallic Commercial II Traditional Uncoated 1-Pound Loaf Pan
Chicago Metallic Commercial II Traditional Uncoated 1-Pound Loaf Pan

I find the metallic loaf tins make a better loaf as when It is removed from the oven I like it to completely cool in the tin before removing it.

Cuisinart CBK-100 2 LB Bread Maker
Cuisinart CBK-100 2 LB Bread Maker

Did you know, You can also make fantastic loafs in a bread maker.

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    • nightbear lm profile image

      nightbear lm 

      4 years ago

      Sounds absolutely delicious. Although I would have to have you convert to plain on cups and teaspoons please. LOL. We Americans are so demanding. Geeeeez. Love it!

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      Peter Badham 

      4 years ago from England

      I'll be trying this, and I'll be critical..... looks delicious, plus I love cinnamon. Let's see how good in comparison it is to my similar bakes, I'll let you know :)

    • RaintreeAnnie profile image


      4 years ago from UK

      Sounds delicious Lisa!

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      4 years ago

      This recipe looks so delicious and healthy. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • debnet profile image


      5 years ago from England

      Cherries sank... Cake was slightly doughy.. tasted FANTASTIC!!!

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      5 years ago from England

      Just trying this with cherries instead of sultanas and cinnamon. I'll let you know how it turns out!!

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      Angela F 

      5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Sounds good - had to look up Sultanas but I think golden raisins might be a good substitute here in the US :)

    • Missmerfaery444 profile image


      5 years ago

      Looks delicious! You already had me at the intro pic but the cinnamon was the clincher - yummy!

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      Margaret Schindel 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Lisa dear, this lovely cinnamon-spiced raisin loaf cake sounds divine! No wonder your husband won't settle for store-bought fruit cakes any more. ;) Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

    • debnet profile image


      5 years ago from England

      Wow!! Sounds yummy!! And for once I have all of those ingredients in the cupboard :) I think Poddys is in for a treat this weekend!

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      nightbear lm 

      5 years ago

      I have never enjoyed fruit cake as we call it here in the U.S. But I think this would have a different twist and the ingredients are so yummy sounding. If I come to visit can we have this? :)

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      5 years ago from UK

      This sounds gorgeous and your home must smell just lovely :)

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      Robin S 

      5 years ago from USA

      I bet this smells heavenly!


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