Chocolate Christmas Fruit Cake

Chocolate Christmas Fruit Cake

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Here's a Christmas fruit cake recipes which adds chocolate for an unusual twist. The apple sauce gives a nice moist texture reminiscent of a plum pudding.


Serves: 12 

  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup (90g) plain flour
  • 3/4 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

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

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Place raisins in a small saucepan and cover with boiling water. Soak for 5 minutes then drain. Grease and flour a 23cm ring tin.
  2. Sift together the plain flour, wholemeal flour, cocoa, bicarb soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in the eggs then the applesauce. Beat in the flour mixture. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Spread batter evenly into prepared ring tin.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 80 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

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