Boiled Chocolate Sultana Cake

Boiled Chocolate Sultana Cake


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This is an easy sultana cake that has all the 'wet' ingredients boiled first then combined with the nuts and flour. There is a touch of chocolate that makes a unique but not overpowering flavour.


Serves: 18 

  • 2 cups (500ml) water
  • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sultanas
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. Lightly grease and flour one 22x32cm cake tin.
  2. Combine water, sugar, butter, salt, cocoa, sultanas and spices in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and nuts.
  3. Combine flour and bicarbonate of soda. Stir into boiled mixture and thoroughly mix.
  4. Pour cake mixture into prepared cake tin and spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes or until a tester inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool.

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