Brandied Fruit, Chocolate and Spice Christmas Cake

Brandied Fruit, Chocolate and Spice Christmas Cake

This delicious cake comes from Christchurch interior designer (and avid cook!) Marilyn Carter-Smith. It combines the best from a traditional Christmas cake with its brandy-soaked dried fruits, the richness of a dense, dark chocolate cake, as well as walnuts and spices. If time allows, soak the fruit for at least 1 week and up to 3 weeks.

Photography by Nick Tresidder
From issue #27
Aug. 27, 2015