I’ve always liked this cake, although I don’t know where it got its odd name from. Mum always baked it in a loaf tin and cut it into slices for serving. It has a very light chocolate flavour and you can substitute sultanas for the nuts if you like want to, that makes it lovely and fruity.

Tutti Fruiti Cake


  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 level tablespoon cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • ½ cup nuts
  • 1 cup mixed fruit
  • 1½ cups self raising flour

Beat butter and sugar, add beaten eggs, then milk with soda in it. Add other ingredients and mix well. Bake 1 hour in a greased loaf tin.

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