Saturday 24 August 2013

Fruit Cocktail Bundt Cake

Fruit Cocktail Bundt Cake

My daughter and I regularly attend Clandestine Cake Club meetings. The theme for the month was 'Cocktails and Mocktails' and since neither us are into alcoholic drinks both needed to be mocktails. So I thought of fruity things and then realized I didn't need to base it on a drink but a good old-fashioned tin of fruit cocktail.

I used a bag of mixed dried tropical fruit and added some cherries in the mixture myself as I always remember fruit cocktails used to have glacé cherries in. Since the theme was cocktails I decided to make it in my Nordic Ware Bavaria Bundt tin because I think it gives it much better look than if I had just used an ordinary round tin, especially when the icing naturally runs down the grooves.

Solange at Pebble Soup is guest hosting The Spice Trail on behalf of Vanesther at Bangers and Mash. Thiss month's theme is 'Vanilla'.
Equipment: 1 10 cup Bundt tin/pan


4oz (110g) Mixed tropical dried fruit including some glacé cherries
2 tbsp (30ml) Orange juice
¼ pint (150ml) Sunflower oil
3 Large eggs
6oz (175g) Golden caster sugar
1tsp (5ml) Vanilla extract
9oz (250g) Self-raising flour
½ tsp (2.5ml) Bicarbonate of soda


2½ oz (70g) Icing sugar, sifted
1tbsp (15ml) Water
¼tsp (1.25ml) Orange extract
2oz (55g) Dried tropical fruit


1. Soak the fruit in the orange juice for about 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile grease the Bundt tin and lightly dust the tin with flour, tapping out the excess.
3. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4.
4. In a large bowl whisk the oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract.
5. Sift in the flour and bicarbonate of soda. Fold in with the soaked dried fruit.
6. Spoon into the prepared tin.
7. Bake for 35 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then remove and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
8. Once cooled make the topping by mixing the icing sugar with the water and the orange extract.
9. Spoon it onto the cake – it will naturally go down the grooves in the pattern. Sprinkle the dried fruit around the top of the cake.

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of a Mocktail Cake, thank you so much for entering it in #TheSpiceTrail


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