Fresh Fruit Cake

Recipe by Tisme
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • PREHEAT the oven to 180°C.
  • Butter a 23cm cake tin, preferably one with a removable base, and sprinkle with the dried breadcrumbs.
  • Dust off excess crumbs and set tin aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together, add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition to incorporate the ingredients.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder together and with a wooden spoon mix the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture with the milk and vanilla paste (and almond extract if using), stirring only enough to incorporate.
  • Spoon half the batter into the tin and carefully spoon in the fresh fruit on top of the batter. Then spoon the second half of the batter over the fruit. Don't worry if the batter does not completely cover the fruit. During the cooking process, it will spread and the fruit will be encased in the cake.
  • Bake in a pre-heated 180C oven for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and stand for 10 minutes before releasing the sides of the cake tin.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature, dusted with icing sugar.