Rum and Raisin Chocolate Cake

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Ingredients:-

For the cake batter:-

  1. All purpose flour – 1.25 c
  2. Baking soda –3/4 tsp.
  3. Baking powder –3/4 tsp.
  4. Unsweeteed cocoa powder – 1/2 cup
  5. Salt – a pinch
  6. Golden raisins – 1 cup, chopped
  7. Rum – 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp
  8. Butter ( at room temp.) – 125 g
  9. Caster sugar – 1.25 cup
  10. Egg –4 numbers, medium
  11. Vanilla essence – 1 tsp.
  12. Hot water – 1/3 cup

Method:-

  1. Heat a saucepan till it becomes really hot and switch off the heat. Add the rum & chopped raisins to the hot saucepan. Keep aside for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  3. Prepare a 9×9″ cake tin & keep it aside.
  4. Sift together the plain flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt.
  5. Beat the butter for 5 minutes with a hand mixer till creamy. Add the caster sugar in 4 additions & beat well till the mixture turns white and creamy.
  6. Beat in the eggs, one by one and the vanilla essence.
  7. Fold in the sifted flour mixture alternated with the hot water.
  8. Fold in the rum soaked raisins.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin.
  10. Bake the cake at 180C for 35 minutes and at 160C for 20 minutes or till a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
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