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Crumbly Fruit Loaf!! 😸🙀🍰

November 14, 2018

Saving it for a Rainy Day!!

Woke up to a rainy day.

It’s almost Summer here in Australia, but the weather didn’t read that playbook, so on went the slow combustion fire while I set my mind to making something delicious to enjoy with a nice cup of tea …

Fruity, Crumbly Goodness:

I thought I had a couple of bananas that were the worse for wear so my mind turned to making banana loaf, but when I checked I only had one small banana and that wasn’t going to be enough – but I did have some strawberries and some blueberries that could be of some use.

I love crumble!

So why not combine the two? So a nice moist, banana-berry cake with a muesli crumble topping was born!!

How about a nice cup of tea?

So we ate a piece straight out of the oven with a nice cup of tea – and I’m sure it would be delicious with some ice cream or some whipped cream …

The Recipe:



2 Cups Wholemeal Self Raising Flour

3/4 Cup shredded coconut

3/4 Cup brown sugar

100 gms melted butter

2 Eggs

1 Cup Milk

Pinch Salt

Two Teaspoons Vanilla

1 small ripe banana, mashed

400 gms berries, sliced


1 1/2 Cup muesli

1/2 Cup raw sugar

1/2 Cup shredded coconut

100 gms butter



1. Prepare a 20cm springform tin

Top Tip: use a product like glad bake to line the inside of the cake tin so that the cake can be easily lifted out of the tin – AND there is no sticking!

2. Melt butter

3. Mix together dry ingredients

4. Lightly whisk eggs with the milk

5. Add the milk/egg mixture with the vanilla, butter and fruit to the dry ingredients

6. Lightly mix together, ensuring all dry ingredients are moistened but DO NOT overmix the batter

7. Pour into cake tin



1. Mix all dry ingredients together

2. Rub butter into dry ingredients

3. Place crumble mixture over the top of the cake batter and bake for approximately for 35minutes at 180 degrees Celsius

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the web and I hope you can enjoy this great recipe and brighten up your rainy day! I’d love to hear from you in a like, comment or follow,

Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

  • Nika 💜
    November 22, 2018 at 2:32 am

    This looks and sounds delicious 😋

    • donnadoesdresses
      November 22, 2018 at 2:36 am

      Yes, it is Nika!! It’s actually not too bad for you either because I only use wholemeal ingredients. I have a very strong love of sweet goodies!! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

      • Nika 💜
        November 22, 2018 at 2:41 am

        Me, toooooo! Sweets are my weakness! It’s like a perpetual craving. 🍰 🍦 🍭 🍬LOL…

        • donnadoesdresses
          November 22, 2018 at 2:43 am

          Yes, I made delicious wholemeal cinnamon scrolls yesterday and was going to put them on the blog but now I don’t think there’s much point but they are so yummy! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

    • donnadoesdresses
      November 22, 2018 at 2:39 am

      Thank you for your comments – I think you’re the one that looks at my stuff !!!

      • Nika 💜
        November 22, 2018 at 2:50 am

        I think a lot of traffic issues has to do more with SEO tactics, than actual content. The right tags are important. But, I have found that the Title is super important! And with the Slug, I never add words like “of, the, is, can”. The title might have these words, but I only put the Main Words of Title in the Slug. I also post my things to Pinterest. Some people get thousands of readers. I’m not sure how they do it. Sometimes it is people who have been on here for years. Or maybe they have a gigantic family. Lol.. Writing is a great stress reliever for me. 😊

        • donnadoesdresses
          November 22, 2018 at 2:53 am

          Thank you for your advice – yes some people do get a lot of readers and they’re not much chop either… I don’t know what SEO or Slug mean either but that’s ok. Yes, your writing is cathartic

          • Nika 💜
            November 22, 2018 at 3:03 am

            Tomorrow, or as soon as possible, I will try to explain the Slug to you, or anything else I can help you with. I will make a note to do so on my list so I don’t forget. Lol.. it might be few days until because of holidays.. I will write it on my list! 😊

          • donnadoesdresses
            November 22, 2018 at 3:09 am

            You don’t need to do that, Nika, but I appreciate your kindness, you’re a lovely person and I’m grateful to have met you!! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

          • Nika 💜
            November 22, 2018 at 4:40 am

            I’m grateful to have met you, too! 🌈 🌈 🌈 🇦🇺 🇦🇺 🇦🇺

        • donnadoesdresses
          November 22, 2018 at 2:55 am

          It went before I’d finished!! But yes your writing is very emotive. I hope you have a nice thanksgiving and that you’re not in those bushfires, terrible things we get them here…

          • Nika 💜
            November 22, 2018 at 3:05 am

            Are you in the USA? Thank you so much. I am safe,but only thanks to The Good Lord. ♥️ You have a lovely Thanksgiving, too, my friend. Lol…yes, sometimes the comments get sent off before I’m finished, too!

          • donnadoesdresses
            November 22, 2018 at 3:07 am

            Nup, I’m in sunny Australia – we don’t do thanksgiving but you enjoy yours, Nika!🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

          • Nika 💜
            November 22, 2018 at 4:38 am

            ♥️ Thank you, Donna. ♥️

  • indianeskitchen
    January 4, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Sound delicious!!

    • donnadoesdresses
      January 4, 2019 at 7:46 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment, Diane! Happy New Year to you and your family! 🧚‍♀️🙏🏼❤️Donna

  • tinakmeyer
    January 4, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Very resourceful!

    • donnadoesdresses
      January 4, 2019 at 8:01 pm

      And pretty tasty too, I tell you!! All the food groups! Thank you for your comment! 🧚‍♀️❤️🙏🏼 Donna


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