Irish barmbrack

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Irish barmbrack
Delicious, traditional Irish fruit cake which is served around Halloween each year.

375g mixed dried fruit

300ml strong black tea (made with 3 tea bags)

225g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

125g soft light brown sugar

½ tsp mixed spice

1 egg

Place the mixed dried fruit into a bowl and pour over the tea, leave to steep overnight.

Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3.

Grease and line an 8 inch springform cake tin.

Add the flour, baking powder, sugar and mixed spice to a mixing bowl.

Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and crack the egg into the centre, mix well.

Pour over the steeping liquid to form a dough.

Stir in the mixed dried fruit, then spoon the batter into the prepared tin.

Bake for about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Slice and serve with a little butter.


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
50 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Fruit, Eggs, Sugar, Tea/Coffee

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Easy, Snacks, Cake Stall, Vegetarian


Level of Difficulty

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