The beauty of this cake is it takes about ten minutes and all the ingredients are usual pantry staples at The Farmhouse. It ticks the emergency pudding box well and truly. The cake is not super sweet although it sounds like it should be. The recipe was given to me years ago by a workmate.
- 1/4 cup of margarine
- 1/4 cup of caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of SR flour
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- pinch of salt
- tinned pineapple (a small tin) drained with syrup reserved
- 1 tablespoon of melted butter
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
Cream margarine and sugar then add your egg and keep beating
Sift in flour, add salt and milk. Beat some more.
The mixture makes quite a sticky batter which I then sort of smooth out into the tin. Top with cut up bits of pineapple.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile mix the sugar, cinnamon and melted butter together. When the cake is done, let in cool in the tin for a little while and then remove and place on a plate. While still warm brush the melted butter mixture over the top, let it soak in and repeat in 5 minutes or so.
It is one of those cakes that looks like it took a lot longer than it did. You will look like a complete Domestic Goddess with about ten minutes effort. You've got to love that as a concept...