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50 min

Makes:

23cm cake

Babiche Martens

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Amanda Laird

Food writer

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A traditional Italian dessert, panforte contains fruits and nuts -very similar to fruitcake. It makes a lovely gift for Christmas too.

Ingredients

4 tspCocoa powder, preferably dutch
⅔ cupPlain flour
1 tspCinnamon
½ tspGround ginger
¼ tspGround cloves
½ tspSalt
90 gDark chocolate, finely chopped (Main)
1 cupHazelnut, toasted with skins rubbed off and chopped
1 cupAlmonds, toasted and chopped
1 cupRaisins, finely chopped
½ cupGlace cherries, finely chopped
½ cupPitted prunes, finely chopped
¼ cupCandied citron, finely chopped
¾ cupCaster sugar
¾ cupHoney

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 150C. Line a 23cm (9 inch) springform tin with baking paper and grease well.
  2. Sift the cocoa and flour with the spices and salt then stir in the chocolate, nuts, fruit and citron.
  3. In a saucepan, bring the sugar and honey to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved then boil without stirring for two minutes.
  4. Quickly add this to the dry mixture, stir to combine and spoon into the prepared tin. Spread evenly, using the back of a wet spoon to press firmly.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes and cool completely before removing from the tin.

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