Cajun Cake

    Cajun Cake

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    1hr30min


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    About this recipe: This cake comes from Louisiana - the Cajun heartland of the US. It is a deliciously different cake, enriched with pineapple and coconut, and topped with a caramel pecan sauce that soaks into the cake.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • 375g plain flour
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 (227g) tins pineapple in juice, pureed
    • Caramel pecan topping
    • 180ml evaporated milk
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 225g butter
    • 120g chopped pecans
    • 110g desiccated coconut

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm baking dish or tin.
    2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, 300g sugar, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Add eggs and pineapple (with all its juice). Mix at low speed until well blended.
    3. Pour batter into prepared tin and bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Have topping ready when cake is done.
    4. To Make Topping: In a saucepan, combine milk, 150g sugar and butter. Bring to the boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add pecans and coconut and combine. Remove from heat.
    5. When cake comes out of the oven, Pour on the topping and carefully spread on while cake is still hot.

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