Pacific fruit cake

Similar to the famous hummingbird cake, this variation is full of delicious tropical fruit.  Here's a cake for all occasions.

SERVES16
TIME TO MAKE1-2 hours
MEAL TYPEDessert
TIME TO MAKE1-2 hours
MEAL TYPEDessert

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease a 23cm round spring form cake tin and line the base with baking paper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla.
  4. Add the banana, pineapple and baking soda and mix well.
  5. Add flours, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix until just combined.
  6. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and sprinkle thread coconut on top.
  7. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Leave in cake tin for 15 minutes before turning out.
  • eggs
  • ¾ cup
    sugar
  • ⅔ cup
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla essence
  • bananas, mashed
  • 225g 
    canned crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 cup
    white flour
  • 1 cup
    wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup
    coconut thread
Per serve
  • Energy
    929kJ
  • Total Fat
    12g
  • Saturated Fat
    2g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    25g
  • Sugars
    14.4g
  • Dietary Fibre
    2.2g
  • Sodium
    22mg