Alternative Double Chocolate Forest Fruit Christmas Cake recipe | Cupcake Jemma

Bored of fruitcake? I know I was when I started baking, which is one reason I never make it! There are so many other things you can bake for Christmas, staring with THIS alternative Christmas Cake!

Recipe:
For the Chocolate Layer
265g plain flour
275g caster sugar
45g cocoa powder
3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp salt
200g buttermilk
160ml veg oil
3 small eggs

For the malt cake
250g soft unsalted butter
250g caster sugar
4 lg eggs
190g sef raising flour
10g cocoa powder
a pinch of salt
40g of Horlicks/malt drink powder
3 tbsp milk

For the fruit goo
400g frozen forest fruits
50g caster sugar

For the Fruity mascarpone filling
250g mascarpone
4 tbsp fruit goo
120g icing sugar, sifted
120g double cream

For the chocolate mascarpone filling
250g mascarpone
100g dark chocolate, melted
120g icing sugar
120g double cream

For the white chocolate swiss meringue buttercream
225g caster sugar
3 egg whites
300g soft butter
225g white chocolate, melted and cooled

Cookies to decorate!

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