Monday, December 1, 2008

Chocolate Christmas Cake - SSB Challenge

For November's Sweet and Simple Bakes challenge is Chocolate Christmas Cake.. its really a great opportunity for amateur bakers...Started by Rosie and Maria, this month challenge is christmas cake..This cake tastes really awesome, one of the best cake i have tasted...

1cup Soft Butter
1cup Soft Brown sugar
2eggs
2cup Self raising flour
2tbsp Cocoa power
400g Luxury Mince meat
1/4cup Sultanas n raisins
1/2cup Blanched almonds chopped
1/4cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven for 160C... when baking a fruit cake, u must need to prepare the mould before starting to mix the ingredients...cut a baking paper as round shape, lightly butter the inside o the tin..place the baking paper inside the mould...

Place all the ingredients n beat together for few minutes..pour them into the baking paper n bake them for 2hours r else until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean...leave the cake for few minutes n let them cool in wire rack completely...
For mincemeat(fruits):
I prepared them at home..oops i have forgotten to take a pic..will post them soon...
450g Mixed dry fruits( i used dates, bananas, ananas, apricots)
100g Melted butter
100g Grated apple pieces
100g Soft Brown sugar
50g Nuts ( i used walnuts n pecans)
100g Cherries
1tsp Lemon rind
1tsp Pamplemousse rind
1tsp Orange rind
1tsp Mixed spice
1/2tsp Cinnamom powder
1/2tsp Grated nutmeg
4tbsp Rhum
Add all the ingredients into a large bowl and soak overnight covering with a clean cloth. Mix thoroughly through together either with a large spoon or clean hands. Cover over with a clean tea towel and leave to stand for 24 hours giving the mixture a good stir as you pass by. Next day pack the mincemeat into sterilised jars, and top with greaseproof paper jam covers. Seal the jars tightly and store in a cool place...
If u dont like alcohol can add orange juice r apple juice..

For the first time, i prepared fondant at home...i made simple chocolate butter cream to decorate the cake n finished with fondant pieces...

Hope i did a great job..thanks to Maria n Rosie for this amazing challenge!!!!!

On the way to: Santa's Holiday Challenge by JZ of Tasty Treats

26 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

meat in a cake? wow.. very new to me. sorry.. i had posted comment for kadai paneer in your prawn dish page :) one suggestion priya.. when i click post comment, it takes a long time to load the comment pop up window.. sometimes, clicking "post a comment" opens like 2 or 3 comment page windows... it will be nice if u have the regular default comment page instead of the pop up thing.. just an idea.

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

Thats an excellant chocolate cake and amazing fondant... Simply love it!!!

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Love the mince meat idea.Yummylicious cake

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful and delicious. I would love to have a piece.

Lakshmi Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious & mouth-watering cake. Looks very yummy.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

delicious...........yummy

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

The cake is beautiful and Rosie's and Maria's cakes are always a success.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Wondering how the cake tasted with meat! Looks very pretty

Swapna said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful & delicious cake Priya!!!

Maria said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, your cake looks beautiful and I love the decoration!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again.

Maria
x

natalia said... Reply To This Comment

Ciao ! I like your decoration and I agree with you : great tasting cake !!

Rosie said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya, your cake looks stunning I adore your decoration very professional!

Many thanks for partaking in this month's bake at S&SB and I hope you are able to join us in our next bake :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

what a lovely cake! beautiful decoration!

sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

yes the best cake indeed..

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Dude you do bake a lot, I bet it tasted yummy.

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely cake...looks absolutely tempting...

Rachel said... Reply To This Comment

perfect colour..love the bow...too goodfor a first timer...

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Wow cake looks perfect, moist and soft. I like the small yet simple decorations u gave to the cake. Oh thanks for the piece you cutted and served to me. Tastes divine.....

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

I love chocolate cake,looks yummy and cake decoration look too good priya :)

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

cake looks awesome priya but meat in this hummm then i have to think about it my hubby will be very happy but I am a vege so...

Arundathi said... Reply To This Comment

priya - love the cake - so lovely and you've done a great job with the fondant!

lilmizlynn said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, beautiful cake and love the decorations. :)

Mansi said... Reply To This Comment

wow, the X'mas cake looks really pretty Priya! can't wait to bake one of my own:)

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

ooh..looks yummy n delicious cake..nice click

Amu... said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely Cake Priya....

Do drop by at http://amusworld.blogspot.com/and have a look at my cake too..

Luv...Amu :-)

JZ @ Tasty treats said... Reply To This Comment

The cake looks delicious Priya!! Thanks for sending in a bunch of your awesome bakes to my "Santa's Holiday Challenge" event!!