Tea fan? You'll love this festive recipe.


  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cups raisins or sultanas

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 1 tbsp grated orange rind or ½ tsp orange essence

  • 2 tbsp McCormick Allspice Ground

  • 1 tbsp McCormick Cinnamon Ground

  • 3 ½ cups plain flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180C.

  • 2.

    In a saucepan, bring water to the boil. Then add raisins and boil for 2-3 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.

  • 3.

    In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with the sugar. Then add eggs, vanilla essence and orange rind.

  • 4.

    Separately mix together all remaining dry ingredients, including the McCormick Allspice and Cinnamon, then fold through the butter mixture until well combined.

  • 5.

    Mix through the raisins with the water they were boiled in and stir thoroughly.

  • 6.

    Using a tablespoon, place spoonfuls of mix onto greaseproof paper lined baking tray. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through and lightly coloured.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (16 servings)

  • Energy 287kj
  • Fat Total 12g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 42g
  • Sugar 19g
  • Sodium 204mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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