Friday, 27 November 2015

Festive Chocolate Fruit Cake... Episode 1000

Festive Chocolate Fruit Cake ____Episode 1000

  • 525g Mixed dry fruits
  • 130g chopped dates
  • 130g dried prunes
  • 70g red and greed glazed cherries 
  • 180ml brandy
  • 75ml honey
  • 125g butter
  • 150g brown sugar 
  • 3 eggs 
  • 50g dark chocolate
  • 75g of mixed nuts
  • 150g plain flour
  • 75g self-raising flour
  • 15g cocoa powder

  • Into a bowl, add the chopped dates, prunes, cherries, nuts, mixed fruit, honey and the brandy. Make sure to mix it well and leave it overnight in a cool dark environment. 
  •  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. In a standard mixing bowl add the butter, brown sugar, and mix this on a medium speed until it's creamy. While it's still mixing add the eggs 1 by 1 for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add the cocoa powder, and the flour, mix this with a wooden spoon by hand or e on the mixer with a paddle attachment. Mix this for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer the cake batter to the fruit mixture, then add the chocolate. Mix this until you get a smooth but chunky batter. Making sure that all the fruits are covered in the batter. 
  • Using a 23inch cake pan, making it's well oiled and layered with baking paper. Transfer the cake mix into the pan and bake this for about 2 hours or 3 hours.
  • Before decorating, make sure cake is fully cooled or serve by itself. For the cake I'm using a marzipan top. If you want to know how to make it, please go  to my channel.

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