Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chocolate Iced Cherry Cake

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This is a traditional classic, Chocolate Cherry cake.  No frills, nothing too fancy and a fifties/sixties classic.

4 oz. whipped fat (margarine or butter?)
4 oz. castor sugar
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
6 oz. Self Raising Flour
4 tablespoons of Milk
quarter of a teaspoon of salt
6 oz. mixed dried fruit
2 oz. glace cherries (cut in half)
1 oz. finely cut angelica
1 oz. chopped walnuts

8 oz. icing sugar
glace cherries
Egg Whites

1.  Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix for 1 minute and turn in to a greased 7 inch cake tin.

2. Bake in a moderate oven for about 1 hour

To decorate

Beat together the egg whites and icing sugar until it stands up in peaks.  Spread over cake, decorate with walnuts and cherries.

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