Boiled Chocolate Sultana Cake

    1 hour 10 minutes

    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.

    16 people made this

    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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    Easy to make and everyone loved it. Could also put custard on it and have it for pudding. I used 2 cups of mixed fruit as I didn't have enough sultanas and that worked out fine.  -  14 Dec 2016


    Absolutely fantastic, however 50 min baking time was too long. I suggest checking this cake after 30 min. Very tasty and easy. Enjoy!  -  20 Feb 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake was pretty good. It had a nice flavour but was a little dry. Also, the cooking time provided in the recipe was too long. I would reccomend adding some more shortening or oil to the cake to decrease dryness. It wasn't a huge hit with my kids, so I'd say you'd be best off serving this cake to adults with coffee or tea.  -  30 Oct 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)