Boozy Prune Chocolate Cake

Boozy Prune Chocolate Cake

The addition of prunes soaked in booze turns this chocolate cake into something rather special.  Just right for a Christmas treat!  Serve cold for afternoon tea, or warm with a helping of Chocolate Prune Cream for a delicious dessert.

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Serves 8 –10

You will need a greased and lined 7”by 11” (28cm by 18cm) tray bake tin.

Ingredients

150g prunes

50ml brandy

50ml water

125g butter

125g Mortimer Dark Chocolate Powder

250g caster sugar

2 large eggs

150g self-raising  flour

Method

·         Put the water and brandy in a saucepan and heat until simmering.

·         Add the prunes, remove from the heat and leave to soak overnight.

·         Cut the prunes, which should now be nice and plump, in half.

·         Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat.

·         Add the chocolate powder, stir until melted and remove from the heat.

·         In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs and caster sugar.

·         Mix in the melted chocolate.

·         Stir in the prunes

·         Sieve the flour and fold into the chocolate mixture.

·         Spoon into the prepared tin, level the cake mixture and bake in the oven at 1800, at 1600C for fan ovens, GM 4 for about 35-40 minutes, until firm to the touch.

·         Leave in the tin for about 10 minutes before turning out.

·         Serve warm with Chocolate Prune Cream for pudding or cold with a cup of tea.

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