Soak dried fruit in chocolate milk overnight in the refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Line the bottom and sides of 25cm square tin with baking parchment, with the lining coming over the sides by about 5cm. Spray the baking parchment with some cooking oil spray.
Sieve the flour into the soaked fruit, 125g at a time. Mix well after each addition. Pour mixture into the prepared tin and cook for 1.5 to 2 hours.
After 1.5 hours, insert a skewer into the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean, your cake is ready. Cool the cake in the tin for 30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool fully.
So easy to make! Lovely cake, moist and not too sweet. I used a mixture of raisins and dates and soaked them in chocolate alpro. I'll use this recipe again and again. Thanks for posting it - 14 Sep 2012