Who doesn’t love a classic slice of sultana cake? Indulgently moist and incredibly sweet, this beloved recipe has been part of many of our family gatherings and celebrations over the years. Every bite of this delectable dessert takes me back to the cozy kitchen of my childhood, where the tantalizing aroma of deliciously baked sultana cake filled the air.
This longstanding recipe has roots in traditional British baking, but with its unique addition of juicy sultanas, it’s become a worldwide favourite. Sultanas give this cake a unique flavour and extra sweetness, which are balanced perfectly by the secret ingredients- brandy, molasses, and a hint of nutmeg. One bite of this moist and flavourful cake transports you straight to the heart of an old-fashioned British teatime.
Making sultana cake is simple but requires some special care and attention. Begin by mixing together all the dry ingredients, then whisk together the wet ingredients. Next, blend the wet mixture into the dry to create a thick, sticky batter. Finally, gently fold in the sultanas, pour the batter into a greased cake tin, and place it in the oven to bake until golden and delicious.
Once the cake is done baking, the fun part begins- creating the addictive brandy glaze. You’ll need to melt butter, brandy, sugar, nutmeg and a pinch of salt together in a small saucepan over a low heat. Once perfectly combined, pour the glaze over the cake and voila- you’ve got yourself a classic sultana cake, perfect for any occasion.
Bon appétit and happy baking!