Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pineapple Fruit Cake

This is a scrumptious cake that's so simple to make it's crazy! You see, if you can boil water, you can make this cake!

I haven't made it in ages, but was inspired by Brismod at Fun & VJ's, who's had a thing for pineapple lately...

It's my Pineapple Fruit Cake and here's what you do:

In a saucepan, place:
1 can crushed pineapple (440gr)
3/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon mixed spice
125 gr butter
375 gr mixed dried fruit
& 1 teaspoon bicarb soda

Bring to boil, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes, then set aside to cool completely.
Preheat oven to 160 degrees and line a 20 cm (8 inch) cake tin with baking paper.

Sift together 1 cup of plain flour and 1 cup of self raising flour with a pinch of salt.
When the fruit mix is cool, stir in two beaten eggs and the flour and bake for approx 1 hour.

That's it.
Easy huh?

Alison Thompson's new book "BAKE" also has a version of a boiled pineapple fruit cake and it's very similar to this one.