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Irish Halloween Barmbrack Tea Cake

Yields1 ServingPrep Time25 minsCook Time3 hrsTotal Time3 hrs 25 mins

This Irish barmbrack tea cake recipe is often baked for Hallowe'en. Who will find the ring?

barmbrack tea cake recipe

 500g sultanas
 500g raisins
 500g brown sugar
 800ml cold tea
 680g flour
 3tsp baking powder
 3tsp ground mixed spice
 3 eggs

Make the tea - the stronger the better - allow to cool and mix with the sugar, sultanas and raisins. This should be left overnight to allow the fruit to soak up the tea - it won't soak it all up


Preheat the oven to 150C and line a 24cm cake tin (ideally spring-formed) with baking parchment


Sieve the flour, baking powder and mixed spice into the bowl containing the fruit and remaining tea and fold in


Beat the eggs and add to the mixture - mixing well. Add the coin and ring if you wish and mix these in.


Pour the mixture into the tin and place into the oven


Bake for about three hours


Allow to cool in the tin

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 20 slices - or so!