Tis the season for the cold! As I have been so lucky to have had this horribleness and as I’m not very good at sitting still and not baking, I had some cold inspiration and here you have it – Hot Toddy Cake! You can make this if you have a cold or not…I would recommend though if you do have the cold and make this cake to then not share it and just keep it to yourself. And while you’re at it why not have a slice with a hot toddy too!
Hot Toddy Cake
3 tablespoons of whisky of choice
200g mixture dried fruit
225ml hot tea
100g light brown sugar
225g self-raising flour
Place the dried fruits in a bowl and pour over the hot tea, orange zest, and whisky. Cover with cling film, then leave for at least 4 hrs or overnight.
Heat oven to 180C. Grease and line a loaf tin.
Beat together the butter and sugar until creamy, then beat in the egg followed by the flour.
Carefully stir through the fruit mixture.
Spoon the mixture into the tin. Bake for 1 hr or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.