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How to make a Pineapple Fruit Cake - with the Recipe

Updated on October 3, 2016
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Oliversmum is a self taught cook and likes to try new and healthy recipes. Her preferences are Biscuits / Cookies, Cakes and Puddings.

Pineapple Fruit Cake all ready to cut !
Pineapple Fruit Cake all ready to cut ! | Source

How to make a Pineapple Fruit Cake.

This Fruit Cake has a great fruity flavor and the Pineapple makes it fairly moist.

It is also very easy to make, and suitable for almost every occasion, including using this recipe for making your Christmas cake.

My Mum used to make this Pineapple Fruit Cake for us when we were kids and she told me that her mum had made it for her and her brothers and sisters, so this fruit cake recipe has been around in our Family for many, many years.

My own family tell me that this Pineapple Fruit Cake is one of their favorite things that I cook for them but then I say  "oh, yeah what about the Corn Flake Biscuits and the Lemon Pudding"

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Ingredients required for this delicious Pineapple Fruit Cake.Mixing the ingredients getting ready for the simmering part of the Pineapple Cake Mix.The simmering part of mixture for the Pineapple Fruit Cake.Mixture for Pineapple fruit cake on stove simmering.Lined and greased cake tin ready to receive the pineapple fruit cake mixtureMixture of Pineapple Fruit cake ready for the oven. Make sure it is level in the cake tin.Pineapple Fruit Cake cooling on a rackPineapple Fruit Cake cut and ready to have with the coffee
Ingredients required for this delicious Pineapple Fruit Cake.
Ingredients required for this delicious Pineapple Fruit Cake. | Source
Mixing the ingredients getting ready for the simmering part of the Pineapple Cake Mix.
Mixing the ingredients getting ready for the simmering part of the Pineapple Cake Mix.
The simmering part of mixture for the Pineapple Fruit Cake.
The simmering part of mixture for the Pineapple Fruit Cake.
Mixture for Pineapple fruit cake on stove simmering.
Mixture for Pineapple fruit cake on stove simmering.
Lined and greased cake tin ready to receive the pineapple fruit cake mixture
Lined and greased cake tin ready to receive the pineapple fruit cake mixture
Mixture of Pineapple Fruit cake ready for the oven. Make sure it is level in the cake tin.
Mixture of Pineapple Fruit cake ready for the oven. Make sure it is level in the cake tin.
Pineapple Fruit Cake cooling on a rack
Pineapple Fruit Cake cooling on a rack
Pineapple Fruit Cake cut and ready to have with the coffee
Pineapple Fruit Cake cut and ready to have with the coffee

Ingredients.

These are the ingredients you will need for the Pineapple Fruit Cake.

  • 1 x cup of sugar.
  • 1 x 15oz (420grms.) can crushed pineapple.
  • 2 x eggs.
  • 1 x lb (45Ogrms) mixed fruit.
  • 4 x ozs (110grms).butter.
  • 1 x teaspoon bi-carb soda.
  • 1 x teaspoon mixed spice.
  • 1 cup sifted self raising flour.
  • 1 x cup sifted plain flour.

Cooking Instructions.

1: Place Sugar, Pineapple, Mixed fruit, bi-carb, Spice and butter into a saucepan, mix it well with a wooden spoon. Bringing it to the boil slowly, boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool to almost cold.
2: Sift Self Raising Flour and Plain Flour together then add alternately with well beaten eggs in to the fruit mixture.Mix well with a wooden spoon to make sure all flour is well absorbed.

3: Grease and line bottom and sides of an 8 inch(20 cm) cake tin with either baking paper or brown paper.
4: Place mixture into tin, smoothing it to make sure it is even on top.
Bake in moderate oven for approx 1 1/4 hours, reduce heat to moderately slow and bake for a further 15 or 20 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean.

Remove the Pineapple Fruit Cake from the Oven

After taking it out of the oven place on a cooling rack and leave in tin for approx 15 minutes, then take it out of tin and place upside down until it has cooled a little, then up the right way again, it seems to cool evenly doing it that way.

Pineapple Fruit Cake is great with a cup of Coffee!
Pineapple Fruit Cake is great with a cup of Coffee! | Source

Some variations that you may like to try.

  • Raw sugar could be used in place of brown sugar.
  • On this cake that I baked today I crushed Walnuts and sprinkled them on top before baking.
  • Crushed almonds, almond slithers, chopped pecan nuts, or a combination of your favorite nuts could be used.
  • Or just plain. It tastes delicious which ever way you choose.

It is a lovely tasting fruit cake for any occasion, it would be a wonderful and easy fruit cake to make as a Christmas Cake, Wedding cake,Christening or Birthday cake.

I have never decorated a fruit cake, but you could if you like.

My family love this particular Fruit cake I hope you do too. :) :)

Pineapple Fruit Cake mixture ready for the greased cake tin
Pineapple Fruit Cake mixture ready for the greased cake tin | Source

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      oliversmum 4 years ago from australia

      Peggy W. Hi. It is always nice when you drop by. Thank you for your comment, votes and pinning, they are very much appreciated. :) :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I really liked your clear instructions and accompanying photos. Voted up, useful and will be pinning this to my cakes and sweet breads board. Thanks for sharing your old family recipe with us.

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      oliversmum 4 years ago from australia

      EmbatoCata Hi. :):)

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      EmbatoCata 4 years ago

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      oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

      Snurre Hi. Thank you.

      Yes it is very easy to make and the pineapple gives it a great taste.

      Hope you like this recipe when you get time to make it.

      Thank you again for your lovely comment. :) :).

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      Snurre 6 years ago

      This sounds like a great recipe and easy to make too. I will try to make it next time I decide to do some backing!

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      oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

      earnestshub. Hi. It does taste good as well.

      I hope your Granddaughter grants your request and makes this Fruit Cake for you. Wish her every success with her cake making, it is a great hobby.

      Thanks for your lovely comment on this and my other Recipes.

      Its great to hear from you. :) :)

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Oliversmum, that certainly looks delicious! I will see if I can con my eldest granddaughter into making it for me. She is on a cake making spree at the moment, so timing is good.

      The other goodies you made have been scrumptious!

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Freya Cesare. Hi. Yes you can, It gives this Fruit Cake a great flavor,as well as making it a moist cake.

      It is very nice.

      Would love to know your opinion when you get time to make it.

      It's lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your lovely comment. :) :)

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      Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Ah, I never know we can use pineapple as cake ingredient. Interesting. I will try it soon. Thank you, Oliversmum. :)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      SweetiePie. Hi. This Pineapple Fruit Cake is very,very tasty, and the Pineapple flavor makes it a little different to your normal Fruit Cake.

      You are very welcome.

      Thank you so much for your nice comment, it is very much appreciated. :) :)

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      SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      This sounds amazing, so thanks for sharing!

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      triosol. Hi. It is rather nice with a slightly different flavor to a normal Fruit Cake.

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a nice comment, and a special thank you for your Thumbs up. :) :)

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      triosol 7 years ago

      Sounds like delish! I am loving it. Voted up.

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      samuel hodges. Hi. Yes it is nice, A little different with the Pineapple flavor.

      Hope you like it, when you get time to make one. I would love to know your opinion.

      Thank you for your lovely comment. :) :)

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      samuel hodges 7 years ago from Winston-Salem NC

      That looks delicious. I like to learn good recipes. I think I'll try my hand at it.

      Thank you.

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Shopping-Online. Hi. It's nice to know that your Daughter likes your Fruit Cake.

      Thank you for your comment. :) :)

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      Shopping-Online 7 years ago from Mumbai

      That's a favorite of my Daughter and I am proud to say that she loves my Pineapple Fruit Cake.

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      MarianG. Hi. It is a lovely fruit Cake.

      My Family love it.

      Your Pineapple cheese cake sounds good too. Hope you find the Recipe soon. I would love to try it.

      Thanks for your nice comment. :) :)

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      MarianG 7 years ago

      Sounds delish! My mom used to make a pineapple upside down cheese cake which was out of this world good! I wish that I could find her recipe!

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Ladybird33. Hi. Thank you so very much.

      I would love to know your opinion if you get time to make this Pineapple Fruit Cake Recipe for your Guests.

      Thanks again for reading my Recipe and leaving a wonderful comment. It is very much appreciated. :) :)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      @ Om Paramapoonya. Hi. This Fruit Cake is a little different to the normal, Having the Crushed Pineapple gives it a great fruity flavor.

      I hope you are doing well in your new Apartment, and also that the Fruit Cake cooks to perfection in your new Oven. ( I would love a new Oven, maybe a little down the track).

      Thank you heaps for your great comment, It,s always nice when you drop by. :) :)

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      This looks sooo good. I am having a get together tonight, I think I will try it. Thank you for sharing!

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      Om Paramapoonya 7 years ago

      Yum! I just moved into a new apartment, and I think this pineapple fruit cake is the first thing I'm going to bake in my new oven :)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      @ Agvulpes. Hi. Thank you.

      It was rather nice, especially with the crushed Walnuts they gave it a whole new flavor.

      I'm glad that you liked my Pineapple Fruit Cake.

      Will have to try something new on the next one. OK.

      Thanks again for popping in and leaving a lovely comment.

      You have just made my day a lot better. :) :) x o.

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      Oliversmum you certainly excelled yourself this time with your Pineapple Fruit cake. It was delicious and I especially liked the Walnuts on top :-)(hugs)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Hello,hello. Hi. It tastes pretty good too.

      I do hope you get time to make this Pineapple Fruit Cake, I'm almost sure that you will like it.

      Thank you for leaving a nice comment, It's always nice to hear from you. :) :)

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Sounds great, definitely a must do it.

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      earnestshub. Hi. It is a great tasting Fruit Cake, especially with the Pineapple flavor.

      I hope you have fun making it with your Granddaughter.

      Would like to know your opinion, when you get time to make it.

      Thanks for dropping in and reading my Recipe, your comments are very much appreciated. :) :)

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      earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Another great recipe oliversmum. I will get together with my granddaughter to make this one! :)

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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Thank you for taking the time to respond to my questions! I do think I'd like the Mixed Spice much better, myself-I'll look at the grocery shelf today for it. I think I know what kind of pan it is-with the little clasp on the side. I do know where to get one of those!

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      @lorlie6 Hi. I will try and answer your question according to the label's on the bottles of Spice that I have.

      Allspice (ground) is made from Ground berries of the Pimento tree, also known as Jamaica Pepper.

      Mixed Spice is made from Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Allspice.

      Either can be used in making Fruit Cakes.

      I prefer Mixed Spice, as it is a little sweeter having the Cinnamon and Nutmeg in it.

      I'm so sorry, It is an eight (8) inch or (20cm) cake tin. I had the figure 8 too close to the inch, which made it look like binch,

      Thanks for letting me know. I have now corrected it, hopefully.

      This Pineapple Fruit Cake, has a great flavor, slightly different to other Fruit Cake recipes.

      I hope you like it when you have time to make one.

      Its great to know that you would bookmark my recipe.

      Your beaut comment is very much appreciated. :) :)

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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      This I MUST try, oliversmum. One question, though-what is 'mixed spice?' We have 'allspice' here in the U.S. Same thing? Oh, and a 'Binch cake tin?'-is that like a Bundt pan?

      I've bookmarked this hub-thanks!

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      @ Pamela99. Hi. Thank you so much.

      It is a Fruit Cake that is a little different having the Pineapple in it.

      I do hope your Mother likes it,when she gets time to try it herself, or someone else makes it for her. I would love to hear what her opinion is.

      Thanks again for reading my recipe. Your encouraging comments mean a great deal to me. :) :)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      @ msorensson. Hi. Thank you.

      It is a nice moist Fruit Cake, with a slightly different flavor to other recipes.

      I would love to know what you think, when you get time to try it.

      Thanks again for stopping by to read my recipe and for leaving a lovely comment it is very much appreciated. :) :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      It looks wonderful and my mother would really love it. Thanks for a good recipe.

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      I love it. I will make it as soon as I have more time. Thanks for sharing.