Oct 2, 2012

Chocolate Fruit Cake

This cake always reminds me of snowy Christmas and I am wrapped in a warm blanket near the fireplace! I've never seen snow though, and I do not have a fireplace, but this recipe just makes my home smell so festive every time I make it, so I rarely need an occasion to bake this. You can also make it without the chocolate and add fruits and nuts of your choice, the more the merrier! This cake needs a little more time than usual ones, but then it’s not just an ordinary cake. It'll last for many weeks and can be used as a dessert, make a sundae of it, or just give a piece in our kids’ lunchbox, or grab a bite while reading before going to bed!

Preparation Time 20 mins
Standing time 3 hours
Cooking Time 1 hr 15 mins


1 Apple Chopped
1 cup raisins
1 cup cherries
1 tbsp coffee
1 cup liqueur of your choice (Brandy, Grand mariner, rum, Irish whiskey etc)

{Combine all of the above, and let it stand for 3-4 hours. Drain the fruit and reserve the liquor. Keep aside 1/3rd cup of this. Can be made 1-2 days in advance as well}

Butter ¾ cup
Sugar 1 ¼ cup
Eggs 6, separated into whites and yolks
Milk Chocolate 100 grams grated
Flour/maida 2 cups
Baking powder 1 tsp
Baking soda ¼ tsp

  • Preheat oven at 300 degrees F.
  • Beat together butter, eggs yolks and ¾ cup of sugar till sugar dissolves and mixture becomes fluffy.
  • Beat in the chocolate.
  • Sift into this the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Add the 1/3 cup of the reserved liqueur slowly.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the egg whites and ½ cup sugar till fluffy.
  • Add this sugar mix to the flour batter, adding 1/4th at a time and fold gently. Do NOT over-mix.
  • Bake at 300 Degrees F for 1 hour 15 mins.
  • Chocolate Fruitcake is ready to be enjoyed – Be it Christmas or a birthday or anniversary!

This cake needs no occasion. You can keep this cake in fridge or an airtight container and it lasts 2-3 weeks easily, unless you eat it all in a day!

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  1. Looks yummy but beyind me when it comes to making it. Can you possibly courier??? :-)

  2. Thinking about fruit cake makes me think about Christmas. And damn I really should already be baking my Christmas cakes so they will be full of that wonderful brandy flavor.
    Thanks for your recipe to try. Agree, you really can eat fruit cake year round.



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