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Recipe: Hinkler Cake a family favourite

hinkler cake
Bert Hinkler's family enjoyed a delicious cake, baked byhis mother Frances, when he returned home to Bundaberg on 11 April, 1921.

When Bert Hinkler landed in Bundaberg on 11 April, 1921 he taxied his Avro Baby to his parents' house at 69 Gavin Street, North Bundaberg and went inside for a cup of tea and cake.

His mother, Frances, had a special recipe that has become known as the Hinkler Cake and it is believed that this cake would have been the one Bert enjoyed with his family at this reunion.

The team at the Hinkler Hall of Aviation has shared the recipe of the Hinkler Cake:


1 cup of self-raising flour

60g butter

2 teaspoons of sugar

Pinch of salt

Mix with a little milk

Roll out pastry very thin

Put in flat buttered tin


Spread with raisins, dates and currants

Sponge mixture

60g butter

1/2 cup of sugar

Beat butter and sugar to a cream

Add two well-beaten eggs

1 cup of self-raising flour

4 tablespoons of milk

Beat and spread on fruit

Bake in a hot oven (220 degrees) for 20 minutes

When cool spread with lemon icing

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