I haven’t made one of these cakes for years. It might sound a bit odd at first, but think Bee Sting Cake (Bienenstich) without the honey and nut topping and you have the idea.
My experience of these type of coffee cakes is that they don’t last long. Firstly, they taste good and get eaten quickly and secondly they dry out and can’t be kept more than a day or so. Not sure if there’s anything French about them, but I do know it’s the topping that makes them so good.
This recipe comes from the back of a 1970s White Wings Plain Flour packet so you need to do some metric conversions. 1oz = 30ml, 2oz = 60ml and the pan size converts to a 15cm tin. Enjoy!!
When my children were little I used to make a Chocolate Ripple Cake as the base for their birthday cakes. The recipe I made was the same as this one, but without the spice. The cake always taste good, although when I look back at the photos I can see that my decoration, while enthusiastic, could hardly be described as a work of art……
I’ve posted recipes for lots of different fruit cakes since I started this blog, but have just realized that a Pumpkin Fruit Cake recipe is missing from the collection. Mum and I have both made the pumpkin version over the years, we didn’t use wholemeal flour, but either way the pumpkin is a nice touch to the traditional cake.