Chocolate Christmas Fruit Cake

    1 hour 45 minutes

    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.

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    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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    Super moist and super delicious. I would recommend this recipe to anyone.  -  15 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this for a New Year's dinner party - it looked pretty made in a bundt pan , unmolded and dusted with powdered sugar. I also made a raspberry sauce and whipped cream to serve with it. This dessert is not very sweet - something I like but may disappoint some. You could compensate by making the raspberry sauce and/or the whipped cream sweeter than you normally would.  -  02 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was suprisingly good. I baked this in an 11x7 snowflake cake pan. It took close to 1 1/2 hours to cook through. The cake is sticky to the touch so be careful when transferring to a cake pan. I served with on Christmas with Brandy Butter found on this site.  -  04 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)