Weetabix cake? Am I serious? Well I'd been trying different ways of using cereals quite a bit recently what with rice krispies with mackerel but I'd never found a way of using them in cakes like I had with bran loaf. Shreddies seemed promising but were a bit of a failure when I gave them a go. Who knew Weetabix would work?
This tastes similar to my bran loaf, loads of fibre, sweet whilst being low in added sugar, dairy free fat free and lovely with a pot of tea!
2 Weetabix (or own brand equivalent)
350ml, 12 fl oz Decaffeinated tea (just make with one decaf teabag)
110g, 4oz Muscovado or soft brown sugar
280g, 10oz Sultanas (golden raisins)
225g, 8oz Self Raising Flour (or all purpose / plain flour plus 2 tsp baking powder)
1 tsp mixed spice
Crush up the weetabix, mix with the sugar and dried fruit. Soak in the tea for about an hour.
Preheat the oven to 160oC. Mix in the spice, flour and egg and pour into a greased silicone loaf tin or a greased and lined conventional loaf tin.
Bake for about 1hour 10 mins (in my oven anyway) or until a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean.
Eat warm or cool. Keeps reasonably well despite being fat free.
Make it Thrifty
Keep an eye out for value or smart price packs of self raising flour, breakfast cereal and dried fruits. They work just as well in this as the more expensive packs.