Island Christmas Cake

    1 hour 5 min

    With pineapple, coconut, dried cherries and a touch of rum - this is not your average Christmas cake! I love this cake, however, for it's light texture and tropical flavour. A nice cake for any time of year, really!

    8 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 3 eggs
    • 120ml vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon dark rum
    • 120ml milk
    • 310g plain flour
    • 200g sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 475g tinned pineapple, drained and pureed
    • 80g dried cherries
    • 100g toasted desiccated coconut

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease two 450g loaf tins.
    2. Beat together eggs, oil, rum and milk in a bowl. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb, nutmeg and salt in a separate bowl. Mix the flour into the eggs until just moistened. Gently fold in the pineapple, cherries and coconut. Pour into prepared tins.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack.

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    Reviews in English (8)


    This is a wonderful combination of flavors. I add chopped pecans and then wrapped one loaf in rum soaked cheese cloth and mailed it across country. They enjoyed it as much as I did.  -  13 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made mini loaves for office exchange gifts. They were a hit. I didn't have dried cherries on hand, so I used craisins, dried cranberries.  -  18 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a great and easy recipe. I loved it. I've frozen the 2nd loaf to take to a Christmas brunch. I know it will be a hit. Very very moist and delicious.  -  04 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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