chocolate cake


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  • 1kg mixed fruit
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) brandy or orange juice
  • 250g butter, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups (275g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (35g) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon MasterFoods Ground Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon MasterFoods Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon MasterFoods Ground Cinnamon
  • 100g dark cooking chocolate, chopped
  • 3 Coles Brand Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) brandy or orange juice, extra
  • Icing sugar, to dust


  • Step 1Preheat oven to 150C. Grease and line a 23cm round (base measurement) cake pan or 19cm square (base measurement) cake pan with 3 layers of baking paper, allowing the paper to extend 5cm above the side.
  • Step 2Stir the fruit, brandy or orange juice, butter and brown sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat for 5 mins or until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Set aside for 10 mins to cool.
  • Step 3Sift the flour, cocoa powder, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon over the fruit mixture. Add the chocolate and eggs. Stir until well combined. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake for 1 1⁄2 hours or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Pour over extra brandy or orange juice. Wrap pan in a tea towel and set aside to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar.
  • Publication: Coles

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