My mum-in -law taught me to make this cake and when I married it was the weekly cake that was used for packed lunches, afternoon visitors and always with a cuppa.
I like to make the cake in a loaf tin as it cuts nicely into slices for packed lunches. It also makes an excellent round cake for afternoon teas or a celebration cake.
Over the years I have developed it into the fruit cake it is today but a cake can always be improved on.
I often make tea bread and I add cider to recipes so I thought that I might include tea and cider in my fruit cake.
In this recipe I’m using Somerset Miles tea and Somerset Sheppy’s cider because I always like to support local producers. Wherever you live you can look out for your local producers.