Easy Sultana Cake

    55 minutes

    Easy to make sultana cake. This recipe is a bit lighter on the butter than most and although it contains sugar, most of the sweetness comes from the sultanas so this will satisfy those who prefer something a bit less sweet.

    Victoria, Australia
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    Serves: 10 

    • 80g softened butter or margarine
    • 2/3 cup caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 2 cups self-raising flour
    • 1 1/2 cups sultanas

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and line two 20x10cm loaf tins with baking paper.
    2. Using electric mixers, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until creamy.
    3. Add 1/2 cup milk and 1 cup of flour and gently stir to combine. Continue to add milk and flour until all is incorporated in the mixture. Gently fold in the sultanas.
    4. Pour mixture into prepared tins and bake for 35-45 mins or until cake springs back in the centre and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Turn onto a wire rack and allow to cool.

    Other ideas

    This recipe also works well as a general base recipe. I have used it to make items such as fruit muffins and jam fairy cakes (the latter using a mince pie tray). One can also use it as a base for a chocolate cake by removing 3-4 tbsp of flour and substituting with cocoa.

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    Very nice and easy. The recipe is poorly written though. Step 2 doesn't say what to combine with the sugar, obviously the butter. And it calls for vanilla which is not on the ingredient list. Nowhere does it say to add the sultanas.  -  26 Jan 2014


    Altered ingredient amounts. added 1 tsp of vanilla essence  -  14 Aug 2010


    Whoever wrote this recipe needs a menu in English!  -  19 Jan 2018