Nov 9, 2017

Lovin' Life 9/11/2017: Celia's Tinned Fruit Teacake.

This week's love is a simple one.  A tried and true cake recipe.  Celia from 'Fig Jam and Lime Cordial' created this recipe for a Tinned Fruit Teacake a few years ago and it's become my favourite cake to bring to morning teas or to whip up at short notice.


The secret ingredient is almond meal in the batter and I think the 4 eggs it also requires helps give it a very rich taste for minimal effort.  I just pop everything in the food processor and before you know it, you have your cake batter ready to go.  It takes longer to disassemble and wash the parts of the food processor, to be honest.  Though the batter might spread a bit thin at first glance, it does rise and spread rather nicely.

The fruit topping is also super easy.  All you do is open your tins of pear and peach slices, drain and then stud the batter with them.  Then drizzle over a can of passionfruit pulp.

If you look closely at the photo, you might also find a new addition to my kitchen benchtop.  A set of 'proper' kitchen scales.  The kind with a dial front.  My set also features a nifty tare function.  They're so much more reliable than those sleek looking digital scales that go haywire every once in a while before totally going nuts as they spew random flickering numbers at you.


Do you have that one cake recipe that's easy, never fails and looks great?


12 comments:

  1. That cake looks great - & I love that it uses ingredients that most of us have in our pantries. (And I'm with you on the dial style of scales...) #TeamLovinLife

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  2. Packet mixes haha. I can't bake. I'm a good cook but baking involves following instructions and measuring things and I can't do that.

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  3. Oh, I like the kitchen scales! I have some bright red ones my mum bought me from Aldi. (Well I think she bought them for herself and then offloaded them onto me!)

    I don't make cakes and haven't ever really baked at all. I do however now make (packet mix) gluten-free brownie mixes (sometimes mud cakes) on a regular basis. For the purposes of consumption more than from any joy in baking! :-) #teamlovinlife

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  4. Yum! This cake would make a super easy dessert too. I must give it a try. #LovinLifeTeam

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  5. I'm trying this one SSG it looks easy and sounds delicious.

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  6. It looks great (and reasonably healthy too) I don't bake much any more but it would be a great dessert for the family.

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  7. Oh yum that cake looks like something I would love! Loving the look of your new kitchen scales too! #TeamLovinLife

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  8. Yummo! I love cakes that are not only super easy but super relish. Oh how I miss those days in the staffroom of morning teas and lunches. Did a power of good morale-wise for sure! D xx

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  9. This looks gorgeous. I want to make it.

    My #teamlovinlife post is here

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  10. I wish I had an easy go-to cake recipie! We are having a 'bring a plate' catered daycare Christmas party and I'm a bit stumped with what to bring!

    Hope you are having a nice week so far! :)

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  11. Love the look of your tinned fruit teacake SSG! Might have to give that one a try myself! :) #TeamLovinLife

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  12. SSG, that looks so good! I've never had nor seen that type of cake before. I really must tag this page and try it.

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