• Sarah L Samuels

Grandma’s Pineapple Cake

This is a family favourite that my Dad and his brothers remember their Mum (my Grandma) making regularly. So I have a lot to live up to getting this recipe right!!! When I told my cousins I was making some of our Grandma’s recipes this was the first one they mentioned!!!


This one was a bit easier as there was a bit of a method and baking time but I had to guess the tin size.

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To start pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees centigrade (140 fan) then line and grease the bottom and sides of a 8”or 20cm square tin.


In a large pan place the butter, caster sugar, crushed pineapple, cherries and mixed fruit and melt the butter and sugar.

When they are melted bring the mixture to the boil then take of the heat and set aside for at least half an hour to cool.

When the boiled mixture is cold add the flour, eggs, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix until everything is fully incorporated and no flour is visible.

Put the mixture in the tin and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until a skewer comes out clean.



Leave to cool in the tin before cutting.


Ingredients:


115g Unsalted butter

170g Caster sugar

435g Can of crushed pineapple

60g Glace cherries halved

455g Mixed dried fruit

225g Self raising flour

2 Large eggs

1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda

1/4 tsp Salt


Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees centigrade (140 fan).

  2. Line and grease the bottom and sides of a 8”or 20cm square tin.

  3. In a large pan place the butter, caster sugar, crushed pineapple, cherries and mixed fruit and melt the butter and sugar. When they are melted bring the mixture to the boil then take of the heat and set aside for at least half an hour to cool.

  4. When the boiled mixture is cold add the flour, eggs, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix until everything is fully incorporated and no flour is visible.

  5. Put the mixture in the tin and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until a skewer comes out clean.

  6. Leave to cool in the tin before cutting.

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Sarah’s extra slice……


Make sure you line the bottom and sides of your tin.


Do not add the flour etc to the boiled mixture when still warm.



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