Sunday, 2 November 2008

Chocolate Christmas Cake

Christmas is fast approaching and many of us will have already started our pre-Christmas baking preparations. Here at Sweet and Simple Bakes, Rosie and I decided that our tried and tested recipe for Christmas Chocolate Cake would be the perfect bake for November. This is a recipe I introduced to Rosie a few years ago and we have both made this cake every Christmas. This moist fruit cake will be popular with chocoholics - the addition of the chocolate doesn't dominate but it gives the cake a lovely rich flavour. You can decorate it as you would a traditional Christmas cake or simply serve it as it is but decorate it with a big seasonal ribbon. The choice is yours! We are very excited about our November bake and hope you will join us! If you have any questions or queries, please leave a comment and both Rosie and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are a food blogger, we ask that you kindly write a post about your bake and link back to us @ Sweet and Simple Bakes. Let us know that you completed the bake and we'll list all the blogs that accomplished the bake. If you don't have a food blog and care to share how it went, feel free to contact us at sweet2simple[at]googlemail[dot]com
The posting date for Chocolate Christmas Cake is the 1st December!
Happy Christmas Cake baking!
Maria & Rosie
xx

16 comments:

Amu... said...

Belated Diwali Wishes Rosie and Maria...How are you doing?

I have little something for you at my Blog...check out
http://amusworld.blogspot.com/

-Amu :-)

Maria said...

Hi Amu

Belated Diwali Wishes to you too. We are both doing fine, although I have been unwell for the past 2 weeks with a cold and bad cough but I am now on the mend!

Many thanks for the lovely award and I will add on our side bar here at Sweet and Simple Bakes!

Take care
Maria
x

Rosie said...

Hi Amu, belated Diwali Wishes to you too :) Thank you SO much for this beautiful award we will treasure it!

Hugs Rosie xoxo

Rosie said...

Hi Maria, yippee........... I can't wait to bake this cake again!! It was such a great success last year when I made this and as you know my mincemeat is steeping in lots of alcohol ;)

Rosie x

Amu... said...

Thanks Gals...

Hey Maria...do take care of urself...

Hugs back to both of you...
Loads of love...Amu :-)

Jessica said...

What a great site, so glad I found you!

Rosie said...

Awe thanks Amu you're such a sweetie :D

Hi Jessica a warm welcome to S&SB and its lovely to *meet* you and we are glad you have found us too :)

Rosie x

Ana Powell said...

Hi
Great site, I will be coming back.
I have already started my Christmas baking as well.
Take care
Ana :)

Retno Prihadana said...

The cake looks so pretty!

Jayashree Mudaliar said...

Hi Maria..You have a great space!!! I'm happy I found it :)

As for the November bake..could you give me more information as to what are you looking at? I have an entry that I want to send..

Warm Regards..

Maria said...

Hi Jayashree Mudaliar

Welcome and many thanks for the lovely comment.

The November bake recipe is posted on our recipe site and will give you all the information you need for this month's bake.

http://sweetsimplebakesrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/11/chocolate-christmas-cake.html

Maria
x

Rosie said...

Hi Ana, Jessica & Jayashree Mudaliar. A warm welcome to you all from me too :) I am glad you have found our site and hope you will be able to join us in our bakes...

Rosie x

Amu... said...

Hi Gals..
Just give me 2 days to update my cake on my Blog...net is down at home and no access at work...
will update once it resumes to normal at home...Please understand...(typing this from a cyber cafe)

Maria said...

Hi Amu

No problem, just let us know when you have posted your cake and I will add it to the round-up ;o)

Maria
x

Sage said...

Made my version on Saturday, will be up later today, and the pics will as well...

btw it tastes interesting... but that could be because I made it with some very alcoholic mincemeat.

http://wiseherbrecipeblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/chocolate-christmas-cake.html

Maria said...

Many thanks Sage. I will check later and add your pic to the round-up.

Maria
x