My husband loves to have a piece of cake with his cup of tea or coffee all the time. With out making all the rich cakes I tried to make this cake in a big batch and slice and freeze in individual snack bags. So when ever you feel like having a slice all you need is to thaw or microwave for 30 seconds.

I use any kind of a front that’s available in my pantry. There are no such thing that you need to use what I used. Use what you have. All you need to follow is the measurements.  If you are using two different types of fruits only count all and divide by two. Simple as that.

When the loaf is cool enough to handle slice and put them in individual snack bags and freeze them for future use. This lovely cake is good for tea as well as kids lunch boxes too.

If you want to do only one loaf please half the recipe. It works well.



  • 250g dates
  • 150g diced. Prunes
  • 150g figs
  • zest of one orange
  • 150g  apricots
  • 50g mulberries
  • juice of  one orange
  • 150ml dark tea
  • 100g melted butter
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 450 gself raising flour
  • 30g teff seeds
  • 50g chia seeds
  • 50g flax meal
  • 3 Eggs


  1. Add all the fruits in to a bowl with hot tea  mix well.Next add lemon zest &  the orange juice and mix.
  2. Cover and leave to soak overnight.
  3. Add butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and whisk well.
  4. Add eggs and whisk again.
  5. Add teff,chia,and flaxmeal and flour.
  6. Next add the soaked fruit and mix well.
  7. put it into a loaf pan & bake on 150c about 11/2. Hours or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. cool on a wire rack before slicing.
Posted by:The Culinary Corner

<p>Hi, I am Menaka. I was a teacher for 18 years and after migrating to Australia accidentally I found an amazing lady called ” Mary” who directed me to become a chef.I studied 3 years while working and became a qualified chef. After I studied about baking and hospitality management.<br /> My son is very enthusiastic in video editing and wanted me to start recording my cooking.Thats the beginning of you tube channel “The Culinary Corner”<br /> I am a full time employee. I record all the videos by my self.<br /> As a child I started helping and cooking with my granny and I used to experiment and trying various cooking styles. That led me in this path very smoothly. I still try to experiment and adjust recipes to move with this busy and globalised world.</p>

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