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Pineapple, Coconut & Fruit Loaf

Pineapple, Coconut & Fruit Loaf

Our favourite recipe from Dairy Diary 2020 – Pineapple, Coconut & Fruit Loaf.

Pineapple, Coconut & Fruit Loaf


Self-raising flour 150g (5oz)

Desiccated coconut 75g (3oz)

Caster sugar 75g (3oz)

Butter 110g (4oz), softened

Eggs 2

Pineapple chunks in juice 227g/230g can, chopped

Luxury dried mixed fruit 75g (3oz)

Granulated sugar 2 tbsp



Preheat oven to 190°C/170°fan/Gas 5. Grease and line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin.


In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, 50g (2oz) coconut, caster sugar, butter and eggs. Fold in pineapple chunks (reserve juice) and dried fruit. Spoon into prepared tin and smooth the top. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Bake for 40–45 minutes until a skewer comes out clean (cover with foil if browning too quickly).


Mix 5 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice with granulated sugar and spoon over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes before cooling on a wire rack.

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  1. Lovely cake which I make for Charity Raffle. Always a fight as to who gets it!!

    • Carol Thomas
    • 26/07/2020

    Delicious. I didn’t have luxury dried fruit so used a mix of sultanas and raisins. I froze some slices and they tasted good when thawed.

    • Marian Wright
    • 02/07/2020

    Such a fab loaf! I substitute the mixed fruit with dried cranberries, & it’s amazing! My sister uses dates as a substitute too, & raves about it!

    • Happy Bunny
    • 13/04/2020

    I love this cake – and so do my friends.

    • Beverley Marsh
    • 19/10/2019

    This cake is delicious, my husband loved it, I will certainly be making it again.

    • Harmony Hoang
    • 22/09/2019

    Looks & sounds delicious.
    I love baking fruit cakes, so cannot wait to try this!

      • Mrs Karen Tyers
      • 15/07/2021

      Can this be made as gluten free using GF flour? It sounds delicious. ❤

    • Lily Rose Brand
    • 07/09/2019

    I love trying out new recipes so this is a must

    • Mary McMurtrie
    • 07/09/2019

    Sounds delicious, will have to try it.

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