Easy Pineapple Fruitcake

    11 hours

    This is a wonderfully festive cake, perfect for Christmas. It does require some planning ahead as the mix needs to sit overnight before baking.

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    Serves: 14 

    • 3/4 cup butter
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon almond essence
    • 3 cups sultanas
    • 1/2 cup red glace cherries
    • 1 cup glace mixed fruit peel
    • 1 (440g) can crushed pineapple with juice

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:2hours30min  ›  Extra time:8hours resting  ›  Ready in:11hours 

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

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    This is a very tasty fruitcake (yes, it is possible to have one of those!). Feel free to change the fruits to anything your heart desires, just keeping to the amounts listed. I would make this again, but exchange the candied cherries and mixed fruit peel for dried cranberries and currants (for example).  -  15 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The pineapple is a completely new twist on the classic (heavy and in my opinion bland) fruitcake. This pineapple cake has a lighter flavor and is slightly less filing as well. The only part of the recipe I did not understand was the warning not to double the recipe. If done correctly, the cake does fine doubled, trippled, or even quadrupled! If you plan on baking for a crowd, don't turn down this recipe because of the false information. This cake tastes great no matter what!  -  16 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is the easiest fruit cake I have ever baked. So moist and an absolutely yummy. Thank you Carol more of the same please... :-))  -  19 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)