Chocolate nut fruit cocktail cake

Chocolate nut fruit cocktail cake


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About this recipe: Tinned fruit cocktail and syrup with plain chocolate chips and walnuts baked into a dark brown sugar and cinnamon cake mixture. A surprisingly moist cake treat, makes a lovely addition to packed lunches.


Serves: 12 

  • 280g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 55g margarine, softened
  • 220g dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (432g) tin fruit cocktail in syrup, undrained
  • 125g plain chocolate chips
  • 90g chopped walnuts

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin. Sift together the flour, bicarb, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the margarine and dark brown soft sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture, then stir in the fruit cocktail and syrup, mixing just until combined. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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