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Venezuelan black cake or christmas cake - torta negra

Dessert
6 servings
25 min
50 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 6

For 1 lb (1/2 kg) of fruit mix, sufficient for one cake:

1/4 cup peeled almond

1/4 cup hazelnut (peeled)

1/2 cup nuts

1/4 cup orange (crystallized with sugar)

1/2 dried prunes - seedless

Chop all ingredients above very small

1/3 cup of rum

2/3 cup of black beer

1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon of ground Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, grated

1/4 teaspoon of fresh ginger, grated


For the cake :

500 g 2 cups of the fruit mix prepared before

175 g of salted butter, 12 scoops

butter to grease the cake pan

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1-2/3  cup of sugar

5 eggs

2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

Everything at room temperature

Preparation

  • Step 1 - Venezuelan Black Cake or Christmas Cake - Torta Negra
    One or two weeks before at least prepare the fruits for the cake, mix together all the ingredients in a bowl. The among is sufficient for one cake.
  • Cover the bowl (airtight) and put it in the refrigerator until the day that you will prepare the cake.
  • For the cake :
    Take out from the refrigerator the bowl with the fruit, around three (03) hours before of the cake preparation. keep it cover until it get room temperature.
  • Step 4 - Venezuelan Black Cake or Christmas Cake - Torta Negra
    Turn on the oven at 374 F.
    In a round baking pan (25 cm diameter / 9.8 -in) and 8 cm deep (3 -in) . Grease the baking pan and sprinkler with flour. Set aside.
  • Step 5 - Venezuelan Black Cake or Christmas Cake - Torta Negra
    Place butter and salt in a large bowl of electrical mixer and beat until light in color and creamy consistency. Continue mixing and add sugar and continue beating for 5 more minutes. Add eggs, one by one, and beat it for 5 minutes again.
  • Step 6 - Venezuelan Black Cake or Christmas Cake - Torta Negra
    Sift together flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Finlay add the mix of flour and baking powder, one part of the flour and one part of the fruits, use a wooded spoon. One part of flour and one part of fruit. The process should end with flour. Mix all together very good.
  • Pour the cake mix in the greased and floured baking pan.
  • Step 9 - Venezuelan Black Cake or Christmas Cake - Torta Negra
    Bake the cake for 50 minutes or until you introduce a knife in the center of the cake and this come out clean. You may have to cover the cake at the end with wax paper to avoid to cook to much the top of the cake.
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven. Let it get cool for some minutes and while the cake still hot turn the cake on the cake plate or where you plan to display it. Decorate as you wish.





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