Tinned Fruit Salad Cake

    55 minutes

    This is a quick and easy pear cake which also contains chocolate chips and walnuts. It's great for lunch boxes and so tasty.

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    Makes: 1 cake

    • 2 1/4 cups plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup margarine, softened
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 (410g) tin fruit salad, including syrup
    • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23x33cm cake tin. Sift together the flour, bicarb soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture, then stir in the tinned fruit salad and syrup, mixing just until combined. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
    3. Pour batter into prepared tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    Very delicious cake and so easy to make. I did cut down the chocolate chips and walnuts to 1/2 cup each and that covered the cake nicely. To save time a cake mix can be used with the same great results. Thank you Sharon for the posting.  -  22 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I used to make this cake when my kids were little over 30 years ago and lost the recipe. It is wonderful! I added an additional 8 ounce can of fruit cocktail, drained, in addition to the 15 ounce tropical fruit cocktail. I served it to my dinner guests and they loved it....they were surprised and delighted with the chocolate chips.  -  29 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    If you like fruit and chocolate combined, it's a very good recipe. It is very tasty. I've had alot of mixed reviews. Some people just don't like the taste. But I did, so it got 5 stars. The first time I made it I could find the sifter, so I improvised, but it turned out very dry. I thought maybe it was also because it just didn't get quite enough liquid. So the next time I made it, I used a sifter and added an extra egg to it. Turned out great. Both times I made it I did add extra cinnamon also.  -  12 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)