Old Fashioned Boiled Sultana Cake

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins

Mmmm a lovely moist cake! I've been baking this one for years, a guaranteed winner every time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place butter, sultana's, sugar and water in saucepan, bring to the boil, cover and let simmer for 3 minutes.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, then sifted flours and baking powder.
  4. Mix, pour into a lined 7" x 8" (18 x 20cm) square tin.
  5. Bake at 180 celcius or until a skewer comes out clean.


Most Helpful

Followed recipe but changed sugar to brown/soft, added 50 grms almond meal, rind of 2 lemons, cooked at 160 fan oven for 55 mins. Think cook time on recipe wrong My recipe delicious

thespitfiregrill July 02, 2016

Fabulous cake, I reduced the sugar to half a cup. It is easy to make with minimal clean up ( I made it all in one medium saucepan )

Anonymous September 26, 2015

This is certainly the kind of cake that you can keep around for a few days (if it doesn't get eaten before that!), 'cause it seems to taste better & better the longer it ages! Another time I'd like to have a side of vanilla sauce for those who'd like to try it that way! Thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed as a kidnapped recipe in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #16]

Sydney Mike May 24, 2008

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