Chocolate Fruit Cake Recipe


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Chocolate Fruit Cake Recipe
Looking for a Christmas cake recipe? Try Chocolate Fruit Cake for a change from the traditional plum cake or fruit cake.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
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  1. Pre-heat oven to 160 C. Grease four 7" cake pans and line with parchment paper.
  2. Sieve flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder, clove powder and nutmeg powder. Keep aside the dry ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the softened butter for a minute. Add sugar and brown sugar and beat until the sugar is well blended. Add lightly beaten eggs, vanilla essence and mix well.
  4. Add a third of the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Add a third of the yogurt/buttermilk and mix. Again add a third of the dry ingredients and mix, followed by the yogurt. Repeat this process and end with the dry ingredients. Do not over beat.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips, mixed fruits, glazed cherries and chopped nuts. Do not over mix.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pans till half full.
  7. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 160C for 55 mts and for 10 to 15 mts at 130C or until a toothpick inserted in its center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Wrap in plastic foil and leave for 12 to 24 hours at room temperature.
  8. Slice and serve.
Recipe Notes

If you do not have glazed cherries, you can omit them.
Use any nuts of your choice.
All ingredients should be at room temperature.
If you do not have brown sugar, replace it with granulated sugar.
The above recipe makes a lot of cake batter. You can halve the recipe and make 2 large cakes or 4 medium sized round cakes.
Oven temperatures differ from oven to oven. For larger cakes, bake for a slightly longer time and lesser time for smaller cakes. Do not over bake or the cake will become dry. Check from 50 mts onwards.


  • October 11, 2017 1:04 pm

    Hey , this recipe is one which I tried at home , first I would like to thank you for this wonderful yet simple recipe . All my family members and office colleagues really loved it . My friend who had come across an online Asian Restaurant also told me to try it out . I did visit their website , so it’s called 48 – East where they mainly serve Asian Food Online , but also have desserts added in their menu . I tried the Nutty Buddy cake and it was also very yummy .

    July 11, 2017 12:01 pm

    I must be pleased for sharing your ideas. Thank you for the good writes up. It’s a brilliant job.

  • May 2, 2017 1:36 pm

    I din’t know, how to make cake but with the help of this recipe I made it successfully. It’s taste was very amazing.


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