Thursday, 22 August 2013

My Chocolate Fruit and Nut Cake

After thinking about a new cake to bake I thinking about what chocolate bars I love for some inspiration.
I love fruit and nut!
This got my ideas going mad and came up with this yummy recipe.


150g butter
150g caster sugar
3 eggs
100g self raising flour
25g ground almonds
25g cocoa powder
1/2 tspn baking powder
25g flaked almonds
50g raisins


200g fruit and nut chocolate bar
75g butter


75g butter
150g icing sugar
3 tspn cocoa powder
1/4 tspn vanilla essence
Flaked almonds


Pre heat the oven to 180°c, gas mark 4, 350F 1: Cream the butter
2: Add the sugar and mix until its creamed together
3: Sift the flour and cocoa powder and add in the ground almonds and mix together
4: Beat the eggs and gradually add along with a spoon of the flour mix
5: Add the flour mix, flaked almonds and raisins. Stir until evenly mixed
6: Put the mixture into the prepared cake tin and put in the pre heated oven for approx 30 mins or until a knife comes out clean
7: Leave to cool completely until topping

For the chocolate butter topping melt the butter in a glass bowl placed over a pan of boiling water. Once melted take from the heat, stir in the butter and mix until melted.
Leave for 5 - 10 minutes before spreading onto the cake.
For the butter icing topping mix the butter until creamed.
Gradually add the icing sugar, cocoa and vanilla essence.
Smooth over the cake and then sprinkle with almond flakes and raisins.

Enjoy :-)

The Chocolate Butter Topping

The Chocolate Butter Icing Topping

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