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Chocolate Fruit Overload Winter Cake
Preparation Time : 30
Cook Time : 45
Total Time : 75
Plain flour 1 & 3/4 cup
Cocoa powder 1/4 cup
Instant coffee powder 1 teaspoon
Baking powder 1 tablespoon
Baking soda 1 teaspoon
Milk powder 1 cup
Brown sugar 1 cup
Full fat milk 1 cup
Melted butter 1 cup
Mixed tutti-fruity 1/4 cup
Chopped cashewnuts 2 tablespoons
Chopped almonds 2 tablespoons
Chopped black raisins 2 tablespoons
Golden raisins 2 tablespoons
Chopped Candied Pineapple 1 slice
Chopped, deseeded, dates 8-10
Chopped cherries 5-6
Plain flour 1 tablespoon to coat dry fruits
Orange juice 1/2 cup
Mixed fruit or vanilla essence 1 tablespoon
Soak all chopped fruits and nuts in orange juice for 30 minutes, except for tutti-fruity
Strain and coat the above fruits in tablespoon of plain flour.
Sift together the dry ingredients, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda, coffee powder and sift twice.
In a bowl mix the wet ingredients, milk, butter, fruit essence, sugar and mix everything
Add milk powder to this liquid mix and beat well to combine
Now add in the flour mixture and fold gently
In this add the dry fruits and fold everything again.
Pour in an 8 inch round tin or in moulds like I have used here.
Bake in a preheated oven @140C for 45-50 minutes
Once done cool over a wire rack before serving.
Relish this warm and soft winter cake with friends and family at any time of the day
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