Saco Cocoa Fruit Cake with Buttery Cocoa Frosting

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Saco Cocoa Fruit Cake with Buttery Cocoa Frosting
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Serves: 16 servings
  • Cake.
  • 2 Tbsp butter-flavored shortening
  • 14 Tbsp SACO Premium Cocoa, divided
  • 3 cups unbleached bread flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp apple pie spice
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1¼ sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1¼ cups pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • ¾ cup cashews, chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted sunflower nuts
  • 4 cups diced fruits
  • Frosting
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp SACO Premium Cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract halved candied cherries for garnish
  1. Cake
  2. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 350°F.
  3. Lightly coat a 10 inch tube pan with the butter-flavored shortening, then dust the pan with 2 Tbsp. Saco Premium Cocoa.
  4. In medium mixing bowl, sift the flour, remaining Cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spice; set aside In separate mixing bowl, with a rubber spatula, blend the honey, melted butter, eggs and sugar.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the honey mixture and blend until smooth.
  6. Fold in the nuts and fruits.
  7. Spoon batter into the prepared tube pan and rap the pan sharply on the counter a few times to level the batter.
  8. Bake for 1½ hours, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out dry.
  9. Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 1 hour.
  10. Take cake out of the pan and let cool to room temperature, right side up, on a wire rack.
  11. frosting (Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  12. Whisk in Saco Cocoa and water, stirring until smooth and slightly thickened.
  13. Do not boil.
  14. Remove from heat, cool slightly.
  15. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating with wire whisk until blended.
  16. Frost cooled cake and garnish with candied cherries, if desired
Nutrition Information
Calories: 605 Fat: 28g Saturated fat: 8g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 87g Sugar: 46g Sodium: 173mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 9g Cholesterol: 58mg