Cocoa Fruit Cake Recipe

| April 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ingredients: fruit cake

  • ¾ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp brandy extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups candied red cherries, cut in half
  • 1 ½ cups pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup diced mixed candied fruit
  • Powdered sugar

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Heat oven 325ºF.
  2. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan.
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, vanilla and brandy extract until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs; beat well.
  5. Stir together flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, beating just until blended.
  6. Stir together cherries, pecans, raisins and mixed fruit; fold into batter.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Baked 1 hour and 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes then remove from pan.
  10. Immediately wrap in foil.  Allow to stand overnight before serving.
  11. To serve, sprinkle powdered sugar over top.

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