Chocolate Fruit, Hazelnut & Almond Simnel Cake

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    8–12

    • Difficulty

      Medium

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By Lorraine Pascale

Published 2017

  • About

Simnel cakes are light fruit cakes that are traditionally made at Easter. Many people in my family are not fans of rich fruit cake, but throw some chocolate in and then they come running for it! I hope you like this twist on the traditional. Use whatever dried fruits and nuts you prefer, just keep the quantities the same.

Ingredients

  • 150 g butter, softened
  • 220 g caster sugar
  • 120 g<

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C/350°F/gas 4) and line the cake tins with baking parchment. Put the butter, caster sugar, sour cream, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, hazelnuts and almonds into a large bowl. In another bowl, mix the raisins with the extra