Enjoy the fruits of your labours

Red fresh raspberries on brown rustic wood background. Bowl with natural ripe organic berries with peduncles on wooden table, top view with copy space
Red fresh raspberries on brown rustic wood background. Bowl with natural ripe organic berries with peduncles on wooden table, top view with copy space Milkos

WE ALL hate waste, and we are all guilty of fruit and veg going old in our fridges.

In our household, we create a veggie stock with any veggies that are on their way out. You can portion up the stock and freeze then use when needed.

With fruit, we separate it, peel and freeze it. Use frozen fruits in baking, smoothies and so much more.

Our advice is to buy fruits that are in season and cheap and then freeze them. You'll always have your own stash ready and you know they are great.

This week we share a yummy upside down cake using frozen raspberries.

Upside down raspberry cake


INGREDIENTS: 150g butter, softened

150g caster sugar

3 free range organic eggs

200g self-raising flour

1 tsp vanilla paste

juice of 1 lemon

Pinch of salt

2 cups frozen raspberries

zest of 1 lemon (use the one you just juiced)

1 tsp caster sugar

METHOD: Preheat oven to 180C.

Line the base of a 28cm spring form cake tin and oil the sides.

Layer the raspberries on the bottom of the cake tin so they are touching and a tight fit. Sprinkle sugar and the lemon zest over evenly.

For the sponge: In a large bowl, beat the butter until soft, then add the sugar and beat until pale and fluffy.

Beat in the eggs one at a time, add vanilla, lemon juice and salt, then stir in the flour.

Spoon the sponge mixture over the raspberries in blobs, then carefully spread it out to cover the fruit in the pan.

Place in the oven and cook for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Remove from oven and sit for two minutes then place a serving plate on top of the pan and, clasping the plate firmly against the pan, carefully flip it over.

Open the springform and lift off the pan carefully to reveal the now upside down cake on the plate.

Serve warm or at room temperature with a little cream.

For more go to

Topics:  dan and steph mulheron easy eating fridge waste frozen fruit recipe taste

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Monto woman pleads guilty to stealing

SENTENCED: A 38-year-old Monto woman pleaded guilty for stealing.

A 38 year old Monto woman pleaded guilty to two charges of stealing.

Travellers and backpackers enjoying soup night

Backpackers at the Mundubbera soup kitchen every Wednesday night.

IT'S been a successful program for seasonal workers and backpackers.

Animal activists protest at Swickers

Animal rights activists descended on Swickers in Kingaroy on Wednesday to protest against the slaughter of animals.

The protest happened on Wednesday afternoon.

Local Partners

Crash on the Boyne bridge

THE North Burnett Regional Council deputy mayor Faye Whelan believes the Boyne River bridge should be replaced.

Jemma's bewitching voice

STAGE PRESENCE: Suzie Mathers and Jemma Rix in a scene from Wicked The Musical.

Wicked musical theatre star Jemma Rix has released her debut album.

This laughter yoga video will have you in fits of giggles

BEST MEDICINE: Karen Flannery is spreading happiness through laughter throughout Hervey Bay.

New members needed for a laughing good time

Amber Heard, Elon Musk among Splendour celebs

Bernard Fanning plays the main stage at Splendour in the Grass 2017 on day 2.

DAY TWO of Splendour in the Grass was the day of celebrities.

What's on the small screen this week

JESSICA Marais returns in The Wrong Girl and The Block's kids bedrooms are sure to inspire.

Playing Tom Cruise's wife was a dream for Sarah Wright

Tom Cruise and Sarah Wright in American Made.

The actress stars opposite Cruise in the action comedy

Taylor Swift wipes presence off social media

Singer Taylor Swift has deleted her social media accounts

Social media wipeout prompts rumours of a new album

Swedish TV drama turns up heat

Louise Nyvall stars in the Swedish TV series Farang.

Scandinavian crime thriller goes troppo

Aboriginal artists' call to action

Anwar Young, winner of this year's overall prize and last year's young artist prize.

Important messages of survival and healing

Radio host Matt Okine leaps to small screen

Valene Kane, Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer star in the TV series The Other Guy.

First foray into acting a long time in the making

Hollywood’s new highest paid actress

Jennifer Lawrence had to settle for third this year behind Emma Stone and Jennifer Aniston.

CAN you guess who has dethroned Jennifer Lawrence?