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Island Christmas Cake recipe

Island Christmas Cake recipe

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With pineapple, coconut, dried cherries and a touch of rum - this is not your average Christmas cake! I love this cake, however, for it's light texture and tropical flavour. A nice cake for any time of year, really!

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IngredientsServes: 24

  • 3 eggs
  • 120ml vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon dark rum
  • 120ml milk
  • 310g plain flour
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 475g tinned pineapple, drained and pureed
  • 80g dried cherries
  • 100g toasted desiccated coconut

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hr5min

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease two 450g loaf tins.
  2. Beat together eggs, oil, rum and milk in a bowl. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb, nutmeg and salt in a separate bowl. Mix the flour into the eggs until just moistened. Gently fold in the pineapple, cherries and coconut. Pour into prepared tins.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(9)

Reviews in English (8)


This is a wonderful combination of flavors. I add chopped pecans and then wrapped one loaf in rum soaked cheese cloth and mailed it across country. They enjoyed it as much as I did.-13 Dec 2006

by Debbie H.

I made mini loaves for office exchange gifts. They were a hit. I didn't have dried cherries on hand, so I used craisins, dried cranberries.-18 Dec 2011

by Chris From Kent, WA

This was a great and easy recipe. I loved it. I've frozen the 2nd loaf to take to a Christmas brunch. I know it will be a hit. Very very moist and delicious.-04 Dec 2006

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