Microwave Boiled Fruit Cake


This is a "never-fail" recipe for the microwave.


  • 450 g can crushed pineapple and juice
  • 500 g mixed dried fruit
  • 1 tblsp sherry
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 125 g butter or margarine
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten


Place the crushed pineapple, dried fruit, sherry, brown sugar, vanilla essence and butter in a casserole dish and cook on High for 6 minutes. Allow to stand until cool.

Fold in the flours, mixed spice, bicarbonate of soda and the lightly beaten eggs. Pour the mixture into a greased 24 cm ring dish*, and cook for 18 minutes on Medium. Cover with a tea towel and allow to stand for 20 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack.

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