Fruity Tea Cake
Fruity tea cake is the perfect accompaniment to a nice hot cup of tea. Dried fruit is soaked in tea with fresh orange zest then added to a simple cake batter and baked to perfection.
Being British means I drink a lot of tea, but I always love a treat to go with it. There is a sense of comfort when you sip on a nice hot cup of tea, but it’s always nice to have a little treat with it. That leads me to tell you about how the fruity tea cake came about…
Since my husband and I work from home, I have got him joining me for a cup of tea in the afternoons. While enjoying the tea he would always say to me that we need a nice slice or 2 of cake to go with the tea. Enter the fruity tea cake.
A mixture of dried fruit (I used cherries, blueberries and apricot for color) is soaked in black tea and fresh orange zest. They are then mixed into an easy cake mix with orange juice for a fresh flavor then baked. It could not be easier to for a delicious and flavorful cake.
Another British favorite to enjoy with tea are classic English Scones (< click text for recipe). Simply served with cream and jam.