Thursday, December 23, 2010

Something Different

Fruit Cake With Cocoa

I have always wondered how a fruit cake with cocoa would taste. Every Christmas I would plan to make it and then forget all about it. Choclate Fruit Cake materialsed this year and it is as delicious as the traditional fruit cake. A Blessed Christmas to all my friends and family and am sure you will enjoy this recipe.

The Recipe

1 ¾ cups self raising flour; ½ cup cocoa; 1 cup caster sugar; 1 tsp. baking soda; 125 gms mixed, chopped fruits(tuiti fruiti, cherries, raisins and very little candied peel); 125 gms. butter at room temperature; 1 cup curds; 2 eggs.

Sift flour, cocoa, soda and sugar into bowl. Add mixed fruits and toss well. Melt butter in heavy based sauce pan , remove pan from heat and cool slightly. Add yoghurt and eggs and mix well. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring with wooden spoon till well combined and smooth. Spoon into greased, prepared pan (20 cm deep tin) and bake in pre heated oven at 180C for 50 to 60 minutes or till done. Cool in tin for 5 minutes. Turn out on rack and further cool. Slice and serve with wine on Christmas Day.

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