Saturday, 9 September 2017

Fruit Cake Slice Recipe. Easy School Lunch Box Treats

Firstly, for those of you who enjoy our recipes, big apologies for the lack of baking on this website of late. The final month of winter was, for us, chequered with various illnesses and ailments in our household. (Probably the same in yours?) In amongst it all were two children's birthdays as well. Phew!
Combined with everything else, August has just been one, big, whirlwind of busyness.
Good riddance winter!

Baking is always happening around here though...

The slice recipe that follows is very fast to prepare, (bonus!), and kids absolutely adore it. Fabulous!
I have been making this fruit cake slice quite a lot these past few weeks, for the simple reason that it is so quick and easy and it always goes down with the smaller critics. No matter how stressed your household might be at this time of the year, this is one recipe that I guarantee you will manage to whip-up while the chaos goes on, (and on!), around you.

Fruit Cake Slice Recipe.
Makes 8 large slices or 16 bite-sized.
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Baking time: 40-50 minutes.

1 cup of SR Flour
1/2 a cup of milk
1/2 a cup of caster sugar
1/2 a cup of unsalted butter
1 cup of frozen berries (mixed, blueberries or raspberries).
1 apple chopped into small pieces. (Can use pear or banana as an alternative.)


Whip the softened butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl then add the egg. Mix well until blended.
Add the milk and flour alternatively.
Lastly, mix in the berries and chopped fresh fruit and stir gently by hand until everything comes together as a batter.

Line a 20cm slice tin with baking paper and prepare the pan with flour.

Pour in the slice mixture and bake in an oven for 40-50 minutes until golden brown and set.

Allow the slice to cool in in the pan before turning out onto an airing rack. Slice the cake into your choice of either 8 large slices, or 16 bite-sized ones. This is delicious served warm or alternatively, this travels-well in a lunchbox to school. Store in an airtight container and consume within 48 hours.

Fruity, moist and delicious.
Have you been surviving the last of winter too?
What types of treats do you prepare for your kids' lunchboxes?

For more great lunchbox treats, try these homemade muesli bars or these cornbread muffins.


  1. This sounds delicious Jody! I'm saving this onto my recipes to try list! Yum :)

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  2. Looks so yum! I have been baking biscuits lately but want to make a slice soon. This looks easy to whip up. Thanks for sharing

  3. I haven't strayed far from making plain old chocolate cakes because I know the kids will polish it off (none left lingering around for me to pick at). My kids love berries so I will give this a go.

  4. Sounds delicious and doable! Can't wait to try this recipe.

    SSG xxx

  5. Yummo! That cake looks like one I could eat too as I am limited to soft and easy to swallow food s and cake comes into that category! Thanks for joining in #LTW 35/52, next week is Taking Stock. I have added the prompts for the rest of 2017 on my home page and in the blog post P is for Pansies.


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