Summer fruit drizzle cake

Summer fruit drizzle cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 8

Sarah Cook’s scrummy cake is really easy and versatile – use whatever fruit you like, and you’ll make it again and again

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze before icing
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
457
protein
5g
carbs
67g
fat
21g
saturates
12g
fibre
1g
sugar
44g
salt
0.62g

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g fruits, stoned and diced weight
  • 140g granulated sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp citrus juice - lemon, lime or orange
  • 175g very soft butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 250g self-raising flour

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease a 900g/2lb loaf tin and line the base and ends with a long strip of baking parchment. Put the butter, sugar, flour, eggs and vanilla extract into a large bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer for 5 mins until pale and creamy – the mixture will be very thick.
  2. Spread one-third of the cake mix into the tin, then scatter over 50g of the fruit. Carefully dot and spread another third of the cake mix on top, and scatter with another 50g fruit. Finally dot the rest of the cake mix over and gently spread with the back of a spoon. Bake for 1 hr, until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  3. Poke the cake all over with a skewer. Put remaining 75g fruit into a bowl with the granulated sugar. Stir in 1 tbsp of the citrus juice first with a fork, mashing a little of the fruit as you go. If it’s a bit dry, add a splash more juice and spoon over the cake. Leave in the tin until the cake is cool and the topping is set and crisp.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2011

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lynbone's picture

Made this for my work colleagues for my birthday. Everyone agreed it was delicious.

viccannon's picture
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Made this twice already, first time for my sons cub pack leaders whilst on camp and then for the family. Both times I used defrosted, frozen black forest fruits. Everyone has declared it lovely even my fruit phobic 10 year old. Planning on making it later today with some nectarines which are over ripe and may make next week with some tinned apricots which are lurking at the back of the cupboard :-)

ilonaboyd's picture
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I made this using blueberries. It was perfect! Will definitely make again using different fruit

djm6066's picture
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Made this cake today with Blueberries. It was very easy.......and tasted absolutely delicious. Will definately bake it again!!!!

junoboyle's picture
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Made this yesterday using blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. It is amazingly good and looks just like the photo. I can see myself making this again and again. It took about 1hr and 10 mins in my fairly elderly gas cooker.

jane-mariemitchell's picture
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Made this with redcurrants, blackberries and raspberries and the end result tasted amazing! Only used 80g of granulated sugar in the topping as 140g seemed far too much. Good decision as it was sweet enough. Agree with jo62 in that this cake tasted even better the next day, which my hubby and I didn't think was possible. Would recommend this recipe to anyone.

annagrima's picture

I made this cake using nectarines for the inside and strawberries for the topping, it was moist and very good, but the topping never became crisp as suggested in the recipe. Can any one tell me why?

owen2kuk's picture
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Lovely

edel_ir's picture
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best cake ever. Doubled up and made two cakes and gave one to my neighbour, who is still raving about it. I used raspberries, cooked it for 160 degrees for an hour in a fan oven. I did take time to beat the mixture, to the stated consistancy in the recipe. I took it out of the tin as soon as it cooled and wrapped in tin foil and it stayed freash beautifully. Will be making it again, with differnt fruit

emily_19's picture
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Family declared it one of the best cakes I've made! I used raspberries and apricots, delicious. Took slightly less time to cook than an hour, the sides were a little crunchy. Just about to make it again and will take it out of the oven a bit earlier.

libby17's picture

This is a brilliant recipe. Easy to make - although it did take a little longer cooking time. I made it with blueberries. The whole family loved it. Will be making it again but will try different fruit.

jasminebro's picture
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To add to my above comment, this cake was absolutely delicious on the day it was made, but did not keep well. We decided to eat it as a pudding with cream as it was too soggy after a day or two in the tin.

sarahwisher-davies's picture
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Fantastic cake, lovely and moist and not too sweet. I made it with raspberries and it went down well with all my family. I was a bit worried about how thick the mixture was but it stopped the berries from sinking to the bottom. I'll definitely be making it again.

jasminebro's picture
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Made with frozen mixed berries, and made the cake mixture in the food processor, and it turned out fantastic. Didn't need to cook for longer than stated, but I think my gas oven is on the hot side.
Only thing I found, there wasn't enough cake mixture and berries to layer by thirds, I just put half the mixture in, then berries (still frozen) and the other half of the mixture.

rubbishrecipe's picture

DISGUSTING...!
have u seen the picture

baki71's picture
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Where I come from we dont have a self rising flour. Can I just use ordinery one and some baking powder?Thank you.

vespatian's picture
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Excellent recipe! The cake tastes great (I made it with blueberries). It did deflate in the oven after about 30 minutes unfortunately but this is most likely due to me having to mix the ingredients by hand and not taking enough time to do it thoroughly.

kypnut's picture
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Made this and took it to work as it was my birthday, everyone loved it, will make it again.

laurenflincoln's picture
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Oops! Forgot to rate.

laurenflincoln's picture
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Oh dear, I'm not sure what I did wrong but mine ended up more like a clafoutis or stodgy Yorkshire pud! Maybe I left something out?? Will try again later in the week and see how I go. Still tasted lovely but didn't have the texture of a cake at all.

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