Boiled Pineapple Fruit Cake

Submitted by Lynne Walters

Boiled Pineapple Fruit Cake

5 from 4 votes
Serving: 6
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 1 minute


  • Boiled Pineapple Fruit Cake
  • 500 gms mixed dried fruit
  • 440 gms crushed canned pineapple unsweetened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 125 mls of rum
  • 125 gms butter chopped
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 egg beaten
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • Nuts if desired
  • 23 cm tin.


  • Method
  • STEP 1 Place fruit, crushed pineapple, butter, sugar,rum and spices in a saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes.
  • STEP 2 Add bicarbonate of soda. Turn off heat and allow to cool.
  • STEP 3 Add eggs and flour.
  • STEP 4 Pour into a prepared slow cooker dish and cook on high 4-5 hours...this is based on my slow cooker and others will have to be guided by their own slow cooker. Use Tea Towel under lid during cooking.
  • Base of cake can be decorated with glaced cherries and pecans before you pour cake batter inif you choose as pictured 🙂

11 thoughts on “Boiled Pineapple Fruit Cake”

  1. What do you mean by’prepared slow cooker dish’? Is that simply what you use to cook other dishes, the ceramic insert? Do you line it and just lift the cake out using the paper? I would love to try this.

  2. Love this cake. I use this as my go to recipe for my Xmas cakes every year. So moist and tasty and so many compliments received.

  3. Made this today and it was so yummy and easy to make. A recipe I will be taking to our summer break in the caravan for sure! Highly recommended and thank you to the creator??

  4. I made this yesterday, smelt great while it was cooking. But one side is burnt. I cooked it straight in sc. I lined it with 2 layers of baking paper. I want to try it again, any suggestions to avoid burning. It took 3.5hrs on high.

    1. Sounds like your slow cooker may have a hot spot?
      If it’s a round shape you can rotate the cooking bowl a few times during cooking to be sure no one spot sits on the hot spot too long
      If it’s not round perhaps use your baking paper to carefully lift your cake half way then lower it back in the opposite way for the same effect with the hot spot?

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