Weaving Basket Chocolate Fruit Cake

Weaving basket fruit cake is an airy lightly sweetened cake, with rich fruits topping is perfect attraction for a party or any special occasion. Top the cake with the choice of your favorite fruits. peel the skin of oranges carefully before topping. 
Ingredients for the Cake:
  1. Eggs- 4 large
  2. Flour-2cups
  3. Cocoa powder- ¾ cup
  4. Expresso powder / Coffee powder- 1tsp
  5. Corn Flour-2tbsp
  6. Sugar- 1 ¼ cup
  7. Baking powder-2 tsp
  8. Salt- ½ tsp
  9. Vegetable oil- ¾ cup
  10. Vanilla extract-1tsp
  11. Milk-1 ¼ cup
Ingredients for frosting and assembling:
  1. Fresh fruits
  2. Sugar syrup-1cup
  3. Corn flour- ¼ tsp
  4. Heavy Cream- 2 cups
  5. Powdered sugar- ¾ cup
  6. Cocoa powder-1tbsp
  7. Melted chocolate- ¼ cup
  8. vanilla extract- 4 drops

Preparation:
  • Pre-heat the oven to 300 F. Grease two round 9 inch round pans.
  • Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl (flour/ cocoa, baking powder, espresso powder, corn flour, sugar and salt).
  • Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract gradually by beating until smooth and incorporated fully (hand mixer is enough).
  • Pour the batter in to prepared pans and bake for about 40 minutes or until a skewer is inserted and whether it comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  • Make the sugar syrup by boiling ½ cup of sugar and ½ cup of water for 5-6 minutes. Add ½ tsp of lemon juice and allow to cool completely.
  • Make some dots on the cakes with a fork and apply sugar syrup (keep ¼ cup of sugar syrup for glazing fruits) evenly over the cakes.
  • For frosting, in a large saucepan; add heavy cream, sugar, melted chocolate and vanilla extract.
  • Beat at high speed until combined and fluffy.
  • Apply the frosting in between the cakes and all over it by weaving method.
  • Boil the remaining sugar syrup and add ¼ tsp of corn flour (by diluting with little water) and boil for 2 minutes. (in order to get a glazing texture)
  • Allow to cools down completely.
  • Dip each piece of fruit in the syrup before putting on the cake. (or brush lightly the fruits with syrup after assembling on the cake).
  • Refrigerate the cake for 1 hour to set.

Note: I apply frosted white whip cream (without adding cocoa and chocolate melted) layer in between the cakes. You can replace it with chocolate cream.
Weaving Basket Chocolate Fruit Cake Weaving Basket Chocolate Fruit Cake Reviewed by Fejna Em on 20:05 Rating: 5
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