Yesterday I baked this delicious cake and I thought it would be perfect to share its recipe with you. It’s super easy to make. You just need to stir all of the ingredients in a bowl. No mixer needed!


photography by Noortje Emmerink, Mintstudio Creations

Here’s what you’ll need for this solid, moist cake that serves 8 people:

  • 100g raisins
  • 200g butter
  • 175g white caster sugar
  • 55g  grated coconut
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs brown syrup
  • 200g self-raising flower
  • icing sugar for garnish
  • baking tin (24cm)

Preheat the oven to 180C

  1. Let the raisins soak in a bowl with 500ml hot boiled water. After 15 minutes drain the raising in a strainer.
  2. Butter the baking tin and cover the bottom of the tin with baking paper.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan on low heat. Be careful not to brown the butter, it should only melt.
  4. Grab a large bowl and a wooden spoon or a spatula and stir the raisins, sugar, coconut, eggs, syrup & flower all together. Add the butter and mix to a batter.
  5. Poor the batter into the tin and bake in the middle of the oven for about 30 minutes. Check if the cake is done by gently poking a wooden skewer in the center of the cake, until it touches the bottom of the tin. If the skewer comes out clean & dry, your cake is done. If the skewer doesn’t, then bake the cake for another 3-5 minutes. If you leave the cake in the oven for too long, it will get too dry, and this should be a moist cake. So, I don’t recommend baking the cake for longer than 35 minutes. Let the cake cool, and generously dust with icing sugar before serving it.




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