Fruit Cake with Pineapple

Fruit Cake with Pineapple


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About this recipe: This is a great Christmas cake to make when you've forgotten to make one in advance. It requires an overnight rest before baking, but does not require any ageing time.


Serves: 16 

  • 175g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 435g golden raisins
  • 85g red glace cherries
  • 240g cut mixed peel
  • 1 1/2 (432g) tin crushed pineapple with juice

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr30min  ›  Extra time:8hr resting  ›  Ready in:11hr 

  1. Line a tube cake tin with baking parchment and brush with melted butter.
  2. Cream butter and then beat in sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in extract. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in raisins, cherries, pineapple and mixed peel. Allow this to sit overnight in covered bowl.
  3. Transfer to the prepared tin. Bake at 150 C / Gas 2 for 2 1/2 hours with a tin of hot water placed on the lowest rack of your oven during baking. Brush warm cake with some melted butter.

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