Wednesday, 30 May 2012


2 3/4 cups mixed dried fruit
1 C apricot nectar (if I have none I use a good orange juice)
1 tsp honey (optional as the fruit and nectar is very sweet.
1 cup mashed pumkin
1 1/2 cups self raising flour ( I have used fine alomnd meal with great results - Paleo friendly this way.)
1tsp mixed spice
1 tap bi carb soda.
I always add a handfull of nuts (ie almonds, walnuts or pecans) and apricot nectar in a saucepan.

Preheat oven to 180 . b Line and grease a 20cm square or round cake pan.  Be sure to put greaseproof paper on the bottonm to ensure the gorjus sticky mixture does not attach itself to the bottom while cooking.

  1. Combine the mixed fruit.   Bring to the boil.  Cook for 3 min on simmer.  Transfer to a lg bowl and set aside to cool a tad.
  2. Add pumpkin, flour, spice and bi carand (nuts)  to the fruit mixture. fold through ingredients without over working the mixture.
  3. Spoon into a pan and smooth surface.
  4. Bake for 50 min until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean.  
Transfer to a rack to allow to cool completely.

Cake always lasts well if it is not devoured in a day like at our house.


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