Cocktail Fruit Cake


2 cups (500ml) selfraising flour

1 cup (250ml) sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

Pinch salt

1 tin (410g) fruit cocktail


Preheat oven at 170C. Beat eggs and sugar well. Add the dry ingredients and fruit including juice.  Mix until combined. Pour into greased dish and bake in preheated oven for ¾ hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.


1 small tin evaporated milk

½ cup desiccated coconut

½ cup sugar

3 tablespoons butter.

Add the ingredients for the sauce into a small saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes. Pour over hot cake. Cut into squares and enjoy warm or cold, on its own or with whipped cream.

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About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Posted on 02/04/2013, in Cakes. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Elaine Stanley

    Oh my word. Living in the USA for 18 Years and lost my recipes. Oh dear thank you, thank you.
    Thanks for your great blog.

  2. Thank you so much for this recipe.A friend of mine used to make it in SA and she called it a “Confetti Cake”
    I have been searching for the recipe for ages.

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