Thursday, June 2, 2011

Aldi Recipes: Summer Fruit Cake

Come on over for some ice cold water and some delicious summer fruit cake. This morning my dear husband reminded me that our bananas had gone bad ...again. As the temperatures have risen in South Florida even our air conditioner cannot keep summer out of the house, so everything seems to mature at a very rapid rate including the contents of our fruit bowl.

I actually looked at the bananas yesterday, but I ran out of time, as I had to drop off kids, go to the playground, pick up kids etc. This means that today there was no way out, and when my husband let me know that he would be taking our five-year-old to school, I had an extra hour in my day.

Now the only obstacle left was my lack of ingredients. I was low or out of everything, and I had to get creative. Of course after baking, I am now completely out of everything but powdered sugar.

With the help of my two youngest sons, we decided to make our very own Summer Fruit Cake. My five-year-old son was in charge of mashing bananas, and my soon-to-be two-year-old son managed the task of stirring to perfection.

Summer Fruit Cake Ingredients:
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1 ripe mango, mashed or cut into tiny cubes.
5 cups of flour
4 eggs
1/3 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of butter

  1. Cream the sugar and butter
  2. Add the eggs one at a time
  3. Mix the dry ingredients together in a small bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredients
  5. Mash the bananas and mangoes and stir them in the mixture with a spoon.
  6. Spray your cooking pans with cooking spray and add the mixture.
  7. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees F for about 40 - 45 minutes.
  8. The Summer Fruit Cake is done when the top is golden brown, and the sides are letting go of the pan. 
  9. Decorate anyway you would like to....

From Aldi I used:
Aldi eggs $1.29
Aldi baking soda $0.49
Aldi salt $0.35
Aldi sugar $2.68
Bananas $0.44/lb

Do you have any frugal and cheap recipes you would like to share?


  1. That sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Hi! Lovely blog! Found you through the Follow Me Friday hop and am now following you on GFC. I hope you can follow me back also; I'd appreciate it so much ;-) Have a happy weekend!

    ~Vanessa & Avalon,

  3. I LOVE Aldi!

    Your recipe sounds wonderful.

    I'd like to invite you to share this on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  4. I made this, this weekend, but into muffins and they were fantastic! Baked for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. We didn't have any eggs, so I used flax seed in place of them and were perfect! My boys loved them and are great with some jam spread on them. Thanks for the recipe and love your blog!