Sharlene, from Forrest Hill...

Mad Grape Cake

This is a delicious cake that can be served warm as a desert or cold with a light dusting of icing sugar for afternoon tea. It is absolutely divine

336 Votes Since September 1st


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Chelsea Sugar
  • 1 tspn Vanilla Essence
  • 1 lemon - rind and juice
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 500 grams grapes (seedless)


    1. Preheat oven to 200 deg C. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla essence, lemon rind and juice until thick. Add sifted flour. Stir until evenly mixed. Gently stir in grapes.
    2. Put in a greased and floured 23cm round tin. Reduce oven to 180 deg C and cook approximately 30-40 minutes. Leave for 3 minutes before turning out.
    3. Dust with sifted Icing Sugar. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
    Serves Cooking Time Prep Time
    8-10 30-40 mins 15-20 mins



    absolutely fabulous!


    What a delicious cake - thankyou for sharing this recipe - very easy to make


    WOW so simple and so yummy. Thanks for sharing.


    Made this again at the weekend with green seedless grapes this time and woweeeeeee delishimo - so so very easy to make and the comments I got back from the people who ate it were well worth the grape purchase - only problem is could eat far too many pieces of this in one sitting!!!


    Glad you liked it, or should I say loved it. I have nothing but rave reviews when I share this cake. I have to hide it from the family if I want it for guests.


    Made this today didn't think much of it to be honest, Much better cake recipes on here.


    Gosh, I would have to disagree with you 'Disappointed' as I have just made it for dessert and everyone asked for seconds. It is such an easy recipe and very, very delicious.


    Made it again before work this morning and my workmates are in awe - today I did it with mixed seedless grapes red and green - YUMMO


    I have never thought about mixing the grapes. Something so basic - great thinking. Will try it tomorrow after I do my groceries.


    This sounds yum and really easy - will make it for my workmates for my birthday morning tea shout and count the "mmmmmms". (They are a tough bunch, but I think this might win them over)


    Im making it now, grapes are in season and ive got to bring a plate tommorrow, i thought this recipe sounded ideal, something different. true kiwi ingenuity...mad but brilliant!


    Hope you like it Sara. It is lovely and I hope, if everyone loves it then they would all like to vote. Thanks for trying it, you won't be disappointed.

    unsure what i think

    Hi. I just finished making your cake and have tried a piece while it is still warm. Interesting flavour - I think I like it - maybe another piece is needed to make up my mind. I struggled to get my eggs, sugar lemon rind and juice to beat up until thick - next time I think I'll do the eggs and sugar seperately adn then add the lemon. Also - the temperature given is a bit hot for my oven, my cake is a very dark shade of brown on the top - next time I'll reduce this. Also - what size/ shape tin do you make it in? R

    Right - jugs boiled - time for a cuppa and another piece!


    YUM... Im am wheat/Gluten free so i replaced the flour. I also used fresh free range eggs off the farm that have very yellow yolks, so my cake was yellow with a crunchy top.. Although the flatmates and friends were a little jubious beforehand, it disapeared pretty fast with several requests for the recipe. I used 20cm round spring form tin, so turned out only about 5cm thick/deep.


    I had visitors over on the weekend and had just made this cake for the kids to eat over the long weekend - lets just say that after the visitors left there was not so much as a crumb left. They loved it and were amazed that grapes could go in a cake. Very nice indeed.


    Hmmm, am intrigued - have never tried grapes in a cake, might just have to try this one, I like the idea of something completely different! good on you!

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