Chocolate, Apple and Walnut Cake

    Chocolate, Apple and Walnut Cake


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    This chocolate, apple and walnut cake is a great Christmas alternative to the plum pudding being easier to make and tastes just as good.

    Serves: 14 

    • 2/3 cup sultanas
    • 3/4 cup (90g) plain flour
    • 3/4 cup (90g) wholemeal flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/3 cup cocoa
    • 185g butter, softened
    • 1 1/2 cups (345g) white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 cups stewed apples, or applesauce
    • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Soak sultanas in boiling water to cover for 5 minutes. Drain.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 25cm ring tin.
    3. Sift together plain flour, wholemeal flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa; set aside.
    4. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs then the stewed apples.
    5. Beat the flour mixture into the apple mixture. Stir in the sultanas and walnuts. Turn batter into prepared cake tin.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for 80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
    7. Let cool in tin for 10 minutes then turn out onto a cake rack and cool completely. Chill in refrigerator.

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