In a bowl beat together the sugar and eggs until a mixture of uniform consistency is reached.When the sugar granules completely dissolves sift in the flour and baking powder. Mix well and add the melted butter and raisins. Using a spatula fold gently and pour the batter into a cake mold.Bake at 180C for 30-35 minutes or until the cake has risen and is golden brown in color.Remove the cake and cool on a cooling rack. Now cut through the middle of the cake to form two layers.
Place one layer inside the mould and keep the other layer aside.Heat the milk in a saucepan and add the china grass and sugar .When the ingredients have dissolved and the milk begins to boil stir in the custard powder .Continue stirring until the milk thickens. Add a few drops of vanilla essence .turn the flame off.
Pour the fruit cocktail onto the cake layer in the mould followed by the warm custard. Top the custard with the other layer of cake. Spread a thin layer of custard on top and place in the refrigerator.After half an hour, remove the cake from the mould , cut the cake into slices and serve.