Orange & dark chocolate Christmas cake

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Orange & dark chocolate Christmas cake
Orange & dark chocolate Christmas cake
Prep Time: 30min + Soaking
Servings: 12
Cooking Time: 3hrs
  • 1kg - mixed fruit
  • 4 - eggs
  • 125ml (½c) - orange juice
  • 100g - dark chocolate, chopped
  • 125ml (½c) - halved macadamias
  • 125ml (½c) - orange liqueur
  • 125g (½c) - chopped unsalted macadamias
  • 200g - butter, ­softened
  • - icing sugar, to serve
  • 330ml - plain flour, sifted
  • 250ml (1c) - brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 160°C. Lightly grease and double line a round 20cm-deep cake tin with baking paper.

1 In a large nonmetallic bowl, combine the mixed fruit, ­orange juice and ­liqueur. Set aside, covered, overnight.

2 In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the flour, fruit and liquid, chopped macadamias and chocolate.

3 Spoon the mixture into the tin, smoothing the top. Cover with the halved macadamias. Bake for 3 hours (cover with foil if the cake is getting too brown) until cooked then set aside to cool.

4 To serve Dust with icing sugar to serve.

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