Chocolate Spice Cake

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I baked this for a friend’s birthday years ago. The other day they asked me for the recipe so here it is.

Ingredients

  • 200g Margarine
  • 400g Caster Sugar
  • 100g Plain Chocolate
  • 4 Eggs (size 3) separated
  • 2 x 2.5ml spoon Cinnamon
  • 2 x 2.5ml spoon Mixed Spice
  • 350g Self Raising Flour
  • 240ml Milk
  • 50g Cut Mixed Peel

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 180ºC, Gas Mark 4
  2. Grease a 25cm round tin and line the base
  3. Melt the chocolate
  4. Cream the margarine and the sugar until light and fluffy
  5. Blend the melted Chocolate into the creamed sugar and margarine
  6. Blend the egg yolks into the mixture
  7. Sieve the spices and flour
  8. Stir the spices and flour into the mixture alternating with stirring in the milk
  9. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff
  10. Fold the beaten egg whites into the mixture
  11. Place the mixture in the tin
  12. Bake for about 45 minutes
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