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Tutti Frutti

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Tutti Frutti

  • 1 cup diced firm Melon Watermelon rind or raw Papaya
  • 1 tbsp chopped Ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped Orange rind
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 - 2 drops or food colouring - red green and yellow

Cake Batter

  • 1.5 cups all purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste or essence
  • 1 tsp Orange essence

Optional topping

  • Melted White Chocolate
  • More Tutti Frutti to decorate


  • To make the Tutti Frutti first boil everything in water for about 5 mins
  • Once done, drain out the extra water
  • Add the Sugar and Water and allow this to boil for a few minutes
  • Add the fruit back in and cook this till the melon becomes translucent … this will take 10 - 15 mins
  • Please note that if using watermelon rind or raw papaya is used you can boil a bit longer
  • Strain this and divide into 3 jars
  • Using food colouring, add a drop or so in each jar and love for 30 mins
  • Strain any remaining sugar syrup out AND leave it on some mesh to dry for 24 - 36 hrs
  • Once dry, they can be stored in an air tight jar
  • To make the cake batter first beat the sugar and yogurt together
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and soda together and then fold it into the wet ingredients
  • Add the electric beater if necessary but don’t over beat
  • Add the Orange rind and the Tutti Frutti
  • Fold and pour into a buttered pan which has a strip of parchment at the bottom
  • Fill the pan and add to a preheated oven and cook for about 40 mins
  • Once cooked, allow the cake to completely cool.
  • Run a knife around the sides and turn over
  • Remove the parchment paper
  • This is optional - dress it up with some melted white chocolate and some more Tutti Frutti