Baking, Desserts

Tea Loaf

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Soaking Time 6 hours
  • Total Cook Time 1h 10 mins
  • Total time: 7h 20 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Tea Loaf

TIP: To store, wrap in aluminum foil and keep in an airtight container for up to five days. The loaf will taste even better after a few days.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs, Dairy

Recipe tags


  • 175g sultanas
  • 175g raisins
  • 300ml strong black tea
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • 175g light soft brown sugar
  • Butter for serving, as desired

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  • Step 1

    To prepare the fruit, in a large bowl, mix the sultanas, raisins, tea, orange zest and juice. Cover bowl with a clean tea towel and let the fruit rehydrate for a minimum of 6 hours.

  • Step 2

    When fruit is rehydrated, preheat oven to 180°C/Fan 165°C.

  • Step 3

    Add eggs, flour and sugar to the bowl of soaked fruit and mix until evenly combined. Transfer mixture into the Ninja Foodi Zerostick Loaf tin. Using the back of a spoon, smooth and level the batter.

  • Step 4

    Place the loaf in the centre of the oven and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Cooking is complete when the cake is firm to touch and when a cocktail stick is inserted into centre of cake and comes out clean.

  • Step 6

    Allow the loaf to cool in the loaf tin for 15 minutes before transferring the loaf to a wire rack to cool.

  • Step 7

    Serve tea loaf warm or cold, sliced, and spread with butter.