Grapefruit Tea Loaf Recipe - Duerr's

Grapefruit Tea Loaf Recipe

Inspired by Beca’s Grapefruit sandwich cake on Episode One of the Great British Bake Off, we bring you a Grapefruit Tea Loaf, using the finest Duerr’s Grapefruit Marmalade. Delicious!

Serves – 12, Prep time 10 minutes, Bake time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 150g Duerr’s Grapefruit Marmalade
  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g light muscovado sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsps ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 100g walnuts, roughly chopped


Preheat the oven to 180 C or gas mark 4. Butter a 1kg loaf tin and line with greaseproof. Set aside 1 tablespoon of Duerr’s Grapefruit Marmalade for the glaze.

In a mixing bowl, add the remaining marmalade with the softened butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and spices. Mix until smooth – about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the chopped walnuts.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top.

Bake for about an hour and fifteen minutes until a skewer comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil if the loaf is cooking too quickly. Once cooked, gently remove from the tin and allow to cool slightly on a wire rack.

Slowly heat the marmalade set aside in a small pan with a teaspoon of water.

Once viscous, spread over the top of the warm loaf.

Cut into slices and spread with butter for a more decadent treat and serve alongside a hot cuppa!

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