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Chocolate Plum Pudding Cake

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"This is a bit of an unusual cake, but great for Christmas. The chocolate mixed with raisins, applesauce, and spices gives a nice texture with a lot less work than plum pudding itself."
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1 h 45 m servings 351
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 9 inch tube cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place raisins in a small saucepan, and cover with boiling water. Soak for 5 minutes, then drain. Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan.
  2. Sift together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in the eggs, then the applesauce. Beat in the flour mixture. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Spread batter evenly into prepared tube pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely; chill.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 351 calories; 16.6 50 5.1 77 360 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Super moist and super delicious. I would recommend this recipe to anyone.

Most helpful critical review

Good with the brandy butter sauce, but not sweet enough to eat for dessert by itself.

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Super moist and super delicious. I would recommend this recipe to anyone.

Wow!!!! This is an incredibly moist, wonderful, chocolate cake! The spices, chocolate, and raisins work beautifully together. Don't wait for Christmas!

This consistently gets rave reviews, even from people who would turn their nose up at any kind of fruitcake. It has a great taste and a nice texture, without being tough. I've served it with C...

Fabulous Cake! It was absolutely wonderful. The only thing I won't do next time is flour the pan - with the generous amount of non-stick cooking spray I used, it wasn't necessary. Definitely a ...

I made this for a New Year's dinner party - it looked pretty made in a bundt pan , unmolded and dusted with powdered sugar. I also made a raspberry sauce and whipped cream to serve with it. This...

This was suprisingly good. I baked this in an 11x7 snowflake cake pan. It took close to 1 1/2 hours to cook through. The cake is sticky to the touch so be careful when transferring to a cake ...

I was looking for a recipe here to use up some plums I had, I found this and thought it sounded very good except it didn't use plums! I wanted to try it anyway and so what I did was pureed the ...

Delicious! I made this for a meeting and it was a hit! I will definitely make this again next Christmas.

Did this for a Christmas party I had with my friends last year. A guy friend liked it so much he thought my boyfriend was one lucky guy to have a girlfriend that churns out such nice food! Add...