26 July 2011

Cuppa Cake

This is the simplest of dessert cakes and gets it's name, obviously, from the ingredients - a cuppa flour, a cuppa sugar, a cuppa fruit salad. I was given the recipe by my friend Sandra, who adapted it from, would you believe, a recipe in the film Steel Magnolias.  Moist and rich this cake is delicious served warm with ice-cream, cream, custard or all three if you don't mind hearing your arteries hardening with each mouthful!

1 cup SR flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup tinned fruit salad with juice

Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Mix the flour, sugar and fruit salad with juice together until combined. Grease a 20cm square casserole dish or cake tin. Pour in cake mix and bake until cake is cooked and syrup is bubbling around edges, about 25 - 30 minutes.

This recipe is so simple, just measure, dump, mix, pour, bake. It is very rich and sweet, but don't try to cut down the sugar, it's not the same with less. Just cut the serves smaller, about 5cm square. Drizzle the top with any syrup, add cream if you're willing to risk those hardened arteries and enjoy.

We don't usually have desserts unless it's a special occasion or like today, I can't resist temptation.  I have one in the oven now, just typing out the recipe was enough to tempt me. 

1 comment:

  1. I am going to go and put one in my oven right now! Hang the diet.


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