Chocolate prune cake with mocha icing

    Chocolate prune cake with mocha icing

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    About this recipe: This is a decadently moist chocolate cake, thanks to the prunes, that's iced with a rich mocha icing. It's perfectly spiced and a festive cake special enough for Christmas!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 100g butter or margarine
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 170g pitted prunes, cooked and chopped
    • 250g plain flour
    • 225ml buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • Mocha icing
    • 90g butter
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 375g icing sugar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons strong filter coffee

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a large bowl, cream the caster sugar and butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs, and add to the sugar mixture. Add the prunes.
    2. In another bowl, sift the flour, bicarb, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add these dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk to the sugar mixture.
    3. Pour the cake mixture into 2 greased and floured 23cm sandwich tins. Bake at 190 C / Gas 5 for about 30 minutes. Cool.
    4. To Make the Mocha Icing: Begin by creaming the butter. Blend in the egg yolk. Sift the icing sugar, cocoa and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together. Add this sugar mixture alternately with the hot coffee to the creamed butter. Ice the cooled cake.

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