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Felton Spice Loaf

A traditional spiced loaf from Northumberland
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: cake
Servings: 6 people
Author: Alison Maclean


  • 110 g butter
  • 110 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 110 g self raising flour
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 50 g chopped candied peel
  • 175 g sultanas
  • Enough milk to give the mixture a dropping consistency


  • Preheat the oven to 190 °C / 375 °F / Gas 5.
  • Grease a loaf tin.
  • Cream the sugar and butter together in a bowl until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and beat.
  • Fold in the ground almonds.
  • Sift the flour with the mixed spice and fold in.
  • Add the candied peel and the sultanas and stir through.
  • Add enough milk to give the mixture a soft dropping consistency.
  • Place the mixture into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes.
  • You know it is ready when a skewer placed into the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin for five to ten minutes then turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool.