Boiled Pineapple Fruit Cake


December 4, 2014

Boiled Pineapple Fruit Cake 5 0 5 1
  • Prep: 1 min
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 1 min

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 1 min

  • Yields: 6-8


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.



2STEP 1 Place fruit, crushed pineapple, butter, sugar,rum and spices in a saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes.

3STEP 2 Add bicarbonate of soda. Turn off heat and allow to cool.

4STEP 3 Add eggs and flour.

5STEP 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.


7Base of cake can be decorated with glaced cherries and pecans before you pour cake batter inif you choose as pictured ๐Ÿ™‚

Submitted by Lynne Walters


9 Reviews


October 30, 2019

I just want to ask how long this will keep for please? i want to make it in advance. Thank you

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?


November 7, 2017

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.


October 27, 2017

Can the rum be substituted with juice?


October 26, 2017

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 creator๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜Š

This one has been cooked directly in the slow cooker bowl lined with baking paper but the tin is given as an alternative so you have a size guide I believe?


October 23, 2017

do you put this into 23cm tin / bowl and lower into your slow cooker, pls?


October 22, 2017

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.


November 19, 2016

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.

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