Chocolate Fruit Cake

The combination of chocolate, cinnamon and brandy make this Chocolate Fruit Cake delicious!

1/3 cup raisins

2 Tbsp. brandy

2 oz. unsweetened chocolate

1/2 cup butter or shortening

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup milk

2 cups cake flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp.salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1/3 cup candied cherries

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and lightly flour two 8 inch round cake pans.

Soak raisins in brandy for 2 hours or preferably overnight.

Melt chocolate in a small double boiler, set aside to cool.

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl, gradually add sugar and beat until light.

Add the eggs and beat well. Beat in the chocolate and vanilla, then add milk and beat well.

Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together and add to the batter, beating thoroughly.

Stir in raisins and brandy, cherries and walnuts.

Spread the batter in the prepared pans and bake about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.

Cool in pans for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

Makes two 8 inch cakes




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