Pineapple Fruit Cake

Difficulty | Serves 16 | Book 2


3 cups (500g) mixed dried fruit
1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
⅓ cup water
1 x 440g crushed pineapple (in natural juice)
¾ teaspoon bicarb soda
3 egg whites
2 cups self-raising flour
cooking spray

Per serve
Kilojoules661 (cals 158)
GI RatingLow


  1. Place mixed fruit, mixed spice, water and whole can of pineapple into a medium size saucepan, bring to boil, simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in bicarb, leave to coolPreheat oven 180°C fan forced.
  2. Once fruit mixture has cooled, beat egg whites into fruit mixture well.
  3. Gently fold sifted flour into mixture in one go, treat as a sponge, DO NOT BEAT as this will make the cake tough. The less the mixture is moved, the lighter the cake will be.
  4. Pour mixture into a round cake tin (19cm) or large loaf tin that has been coated with cooking spray and bake approximately 1 hour. Leave to rest for a few minutes then turn onto a wire rack to cool.

NOTE: An adapted version of this recipe is also in Cooking for 1 or 2 people

Suitable to be frozen.

Dietitian's tip

This recipe contains lots of carbohydrate and kilojoules but also has a high nutritional value. Many people with diabetes may find that this is not suitable for them.

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