How to Prepare Delicious Chocolate Christmas Fruit Cake

Chocolate Christmas Fruit Cake. Nigella's easy chocolate fruit cake is dark, moist and delicious - loaded with coffee and orange flavours. Perfect for Christmas or anytime of the Place the fruit, butter, sugar, honey, coffee liqueur, orange juice and zest, mixed spice and cocoa into a large wide saucepan. I know I was when I started baking, which is one reason I never make it!

Chocolate Christmas Fruit Cake I was watching Nigella's Christmas special last holiday season, and saw her make a fantastic chocolate fruit cake. I immediately decided I had to make a version of it as my own Christmas cake this year. Carefully pour the fruitcake mixture into the lined cake tin. You can cook Chocolate Christmas Fruit Cake using 17 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Chocolate Christmas Fruit Cake

  1. It's 2 cups of chopped Dry Fruits of your choice (Dates, Prunes, Cranberries, Figs, Raisins, Sultanas, Apricots).
  2. It's 1 cup of Dark Rum (Whisky, Sherry or Brandy will also do).
  3. You need 250 grams of Black raisins.
  4. It's 250 grams of Dried soft prunes.
  5. You need 1/4 cup of Honey.
  6. It's 2 of Oranges, zest and juice.
  7. Prepare 1 teaspoon of Mixed spice- (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg).
  8. You need 2 tablespoons of Cocoa powder.
  9. It's 3 tablespoons of Grape Juice.
  10. You need 3/4 cup of Butter.
  11. It's 3/4 cup of Dark brown sugar.
  12. It's 3 medium of Eggs.
  13. Prepare 1 1/4 cups of All purpose Flour.
  14. You need 1/2 cup of Ground almonds (with or without skin)-.
  15. You need 1/2 teaspoon of Baking powder.
  16. Prepare 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda.
  17. Prepare pinch of Salt.

Chocolate Christmas Cake, also known as Panforte Italian Christmas Cake, is an easy to make Christmas dessert, with maple syrup, nuts, dark chocolate, cocoa, spices, and dried fruit. A Christmas cake that's both vegan and paleo friendly with a rich chewy toffee-like texture. Are you as excited as I am?? I honestly hope that you're enjoying the season, that your gifts are wrapped, your tree is up, you've watched at least a couple of Christmas movies and you're getting ready for a.

Chocolate Christmas Fruit Cake instructions

  1. In a clean, dry glass jar, add the chopped dry fruits and the rum and mix well together with a wooden spoon. Seal the jar and keep in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Every 2-3 days, give the fruit a mix and add about ¼ cup more rum if it looks too dry. You can soak the dry fruits for 1 – 4 weeks before you bake the cake..
  2. Reheat the oven to 150 degrees for 10 minutes. In a broad pan, add the raisins and chopped prunes. Add butter, mixed spice powder, dark brown sugar, honey, orange zest from 2 oranges and orange juice from 1 and 1/2 orange add remaining half at-last if needed..
  3. Add cocoa powder, grape juice and bring the mixture to boil in low flame. It takes about 5-8 minutes to start the mixture to bubble. Once the bubbles start to appear on the edges, switch off the gas and allow the mixture to cool for about 30 minutes. Prepare the cake tin by lining bottom and the sides of the cake. To protect the top of the cake from burning keep the side little larger the tin..
  4. In a blender jar, add the blanched or whole almonds and make a powder. In a separate bowl add the all purpose flour, ground almonds, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and mix with a whisk to combine well. After around 30 minutes, once the mixture has cooled a little, add the beaten eggs. Now add this flour almond mix into the fruit mixture and mix with a spatula until the ingredients have combined..
  5. If you feel the batter is thick drizzle little orange juice now to loosen the batter. Carefully pour the fruit cake mixture into the lined 20 cm with minimum of 7-8 cm height cake tin. Cover the cake tin with another wax paper on top to prevent the sides from burning. Transfer the cake tin to the oven and bake for around 1 and 3/4 to 2 hours, or until the top of the cake is firm. If you insert a sharp knife into the middle of the cake the knife should come out clean..

These Christmas fruitcake recipes will have you thinking about holiday desserts in a whole new light. Forget everything you thought you felt about fruitcake. These twists on the Christmas classic will have you going in for seconds, and wanting to bake it more than once a year. This Christmas fruit cake was a breeze to make since I did not have to prepare the caramel. A sinfully rich Chocolate Fruit cake with mixed fruits that have been steeped in rum for over a year, cocoa powder and mixed spice.

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