Chocolate nut fruit cocktail cake

    55 min

    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.

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    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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    Very delicious cake and so easy to make. I did cut down the chocolate chips and walnuts to 1/2 cup each and that covered the cake nicely. To save time a cake mix can be used with the same great results. Thank you Sharon for the posting.  -  22 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used to make this cake when my kids were little over 30 years ago and lost the recipe. It is wonderful! I added an additional 8 ounce can of fruit cocktail, drained, in addition to the 15 ounce tropical fruit cocktail. I served it to my dinner guests and they loved it....they were surprised and delighted with the chocolate chips.  -  29 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    If you like fruit and chocolate combined, it's a very good recipe. It is very tasty. I've had alot of mixed reviews. Some people just don't like the taste. But I did, so it got 5 stars. The first time I made it I could find the sifter, so I improvised, but it turned out very dry. I thought maybe it was also because it just didn't get quite enough liquid. So the next time I made it, I used a sifter and added an extra egg to it. Turned out great. Both times I made it I did add extra cinnamon also.  -  12 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)