Fruit and Nut Coffee Cake

    Fruit and Nut Coffee Cake


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    There are a lot of ingredients to this recipe - chocolate, fruit, nuts - but the results are well worth it. Perfect as a coffee cake with guests.

    Serves: 12 

    • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/3 cup chopped cooking chocolate
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/3 cup raisins
    • 1/3 cup sultanas
    • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
    • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 250g cream cheese
    • 1 cup (185g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup white sugar
    • 5 eggs
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 cup plain yoghurt
    • 3 1/4 cups (400g) plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Generously grease a 23cm ring tin.
    2. Soak raisins in warm water until plump. Drain and dry. Chop coarsely. Mix with 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, cocoa, chocolate, cinnamon and chopped nuts. You can also mince filling ingredients in a food processor for a finer texture.
    3. Cream the unsalted butter with 1 cup brown sugar and white sugar until fluffy. Add cream cheese, and cream until blended. Add eggs and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Blend in yoghurt or sour cream. Fold in flour, salt, baking powder, bicarb soda. Mix well on low speed of mixer.
    4. Spread one third batter in prepared pan. Top with some of the filling mixture. Layer in this fashion until filling and batter are used up.
    5. Bake until done, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing.

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