Milk stout chocolate festive fruit cake

8 servings Prep: 20 mins, Cooking: 1 hr 45 mins
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A very easy boiled fruit cake recipe with the Castle Milk Stout Chocolate giving it a lovely depth of flavour.

By Food24 November 18 2015
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Ingredients (11)

1x 340 ml beer — chocolate milk stout
1 1/2 cup raisins — or sultanans
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup glacé cherries — whole
1/4 cup candied citrus peel
1 cup sugar
125 g butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cup flour
2 tsp Baking powder
1 eggs
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Preheat the oven to 150°C and line a 23cl cake tin with baking paper on all sides.

In a medium pot add the fruit, Castle Milk Stout Chocolate, butter, sugar and baking soda and bring to the boil. Simmer over a low heat for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. *this can be made the day before and left over night.

Sift the flour and baking powder in a bowl.

Add the egg and the cooled fruit mix and stir by hand until well incorporated.

Tip the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 1½ hours (90 minutes).

The cranberries can be subsituted for raisins.

Recipe by Sam Linsell (Struik Lifestyle) for Castle Milk Stout.

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