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Pecan, Cinnamon and Raisin Umm Ali Recipe

Umm Ali in a serving dish with a fork

The soft gooey bottom of this dish is hidden underneath an gorgeously crisp and golden topping with chewy raisins and crunchy pecan nuts.

Prep Time: 30 MIN
Total Time: 2 HR 35 MIN

Servings: 10


Umm Ali
1 box (500g) Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Vanilla Cake Mix 
80ml vegetable oil 
230ml water 
2 medium eggs 
150g pecans, chopped 
100g raisins 
1 can (397g) sweetened condensed milk 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
400ml water 
1 sachet (35g) Betty Crocker™ Homestyle Whipping Cream Mix 
115ml cold milk 
1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar


15g pistachios, chopped


23cm round loose-based Cake Pan or spring form pan at least 7cm deep
Large bowl
Cooling rack
Small pan
Medium bowl


1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease 23cm round loose-based cake pan or spring form pan at least 7cm deep with butter; sprinkle lightly with flour.

2. Beat cake mix, oil, water and eggs in a large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into cake pan.

3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake; remove from the pan to cooling rack. Cool completely.

4. Place sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon and water in medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Cook over low heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

5. Beat whipping cream mix and cold milk in medium bowl as directed on package.

6. Break the cake into pieces and place into a buttered 2 liter baking dish. Sprinkle with the pecans and raisins. Pour the cinnamon mixture over the cake. Spread whipping cream evenly over top.

7. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, uncovered, or until the cream begins to turn golden brown. Serve warm, dusted with powdered sugar.

Use whatever combination of nuts and fruits you prefer. Serve topped with additional whipped cream and fresh fruit of your choice.

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