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Five finger cake

Hello! A while back I was telling you guys that I had spent some time trawling through my Ma’s recipe pile and was going to slowly {but surely!} share them here.

This one is a tried and tested family recipe. My aunty was the best baker, and I loved everything she made. Heck, I loved food… so was happy with anything edible. This cake was one that she made a lot, and I loved when she did. I know some people are all ‘SULTANAS SHOULD NOT EXIST IN CAKE’ but I love them. I’m team sultana. Please don’t hate me.

It’s called the five finger cake, and I’m assuming it is because you can remember the recipe without writing it down. It’s a busy mum’s dream cake. Or anyone’s dream cake.

I made it recently for a school bake stall and it went quickly, so I’m thinking that’s a good sign!

Five finger cake

Five Finger Cake


1 cup sultanas
1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour {non-wholemeal is fine too}
1 cup coconut, desiccated
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar


♥ Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a cake tin with baking paper. I used a square tin, 20 by 20. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon. Place into prepared tin. Bake for one hour.


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