One of Australia's greatest cooks is Maggie Beer, co-star of The Cook and The Chef, and producer of her own range of food products. For some time, I have owned one of Maggie's cookbooks, Maggie's Kitchen, and I have been eyeing up her Sultana Grape Cake ever since then.
The Sultana Grape Cake contains 3 cups of sultana (green) grapes and the zest of 4 lemons, which combine to produce a fresh, fruity cake. Maggie also made this cake on The Cook and The Chef, and you can find the recipe here.
The top of the cake is supposed to have grapes on it - unfortunately, mine all resolutely sank into the cake. No matter - I still think it is quite handsome, don't you?
I absolutely adored this cake. Not only is it fresh and fruity, it is light and fluffy, and compared with many cakes, contains a minimal amount of fat from butter and oil. I would make this cake again in a heartbeat - it's a shame that it is only possible during grape season.