Tropical spiced fruit and nut cake

    Tropical fruits, berries, nuts and spices make a lovely cake that can be enjoyed for a birthday party or any (tropical or other) celebration!

    30 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 35g desiccated coconut
    • 375g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 355ml vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 145g blueberries
    • 2 diced bananas
    • 225g crushed pineapple
    • 120g chopped pecans

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Process coconut in mixer until powdered. Grease tin with butter and sprinkle with powdered coconut.
    2. In a medium bowl sift together flour, salt, bicarb, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
    3. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix by hand until combined. Gently stir in berries, bananas, pineapple and pecans. Pour into prepared tin.
    4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until a skewer inserted into middle of cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in tin, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
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