A Delicious Giggle Cake


Giggle Cake

Credit: Recipe: Sue Ashworth; Photography: Jonathan Short

With a name like that this lovely fruit cake’s bound to bring a smile to your face!

Preparation time: 25min plus cooling
Cooking time: 1hr

  1. Put the mixed dried fruit into a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 15min, then drain well.
  2. Melt the butter and sugar together in a large saucepan. Add the drained fruit and cook over a low heat, stirring often, for 4-5min. Transfer to a mixing bowl and leave to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C, Fan Oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 1kg (2lb) loaf tin.
  4. Sift the flour and salt into the dried fruit mixture and stir well. Stir in the eggs, pineapple and cherries, mixing well. Transfer to the prepared tin.
  5. Bake for approximately 1 hour. Test with a fine skewer. If it comes out clean the cake is cooked, otherwise cook for a few minutes longer.