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Chocolate Mocha Fruitcake

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts

Ingredients:
1  c  All purpose flour
2/3  c  Sugar
1/2  ts  Baking soda
1/4  ts  Baking powder
1/4  ts  Salt
1/2  c  Strong coffee
1/3  c  Sour cream/plain yogurt
3  tb  Butter/margarine softened
1  ea  Egg
2  oz  Unsweetened melted chocolate
3/4  c  (6-oz) glace whole red
    -cherries chopped
    -----COFFEE SYRUP-----
1/4  c  Strong coffee
1/2  c  Sugar
    -----GANACHE GLAZE-----
1/2  c  Whipping cream
3  oz  Semisweet chocolate cut
    -into pieces
    -----GARNISH-----

Directions:
Glace whole red and green cherries cut into halves Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Add coffee, sour cream, butter, egg and melted chocolate; beat on medium speed until blended. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scrapping side of bowl occasionally. Gently fold in chopped glace cherries. Pour batter into greased and floured 8 inch cake pan. BAke in preheated 350 degree oven until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes; pierce top of warm cake with long-tined fork. Make coffee syrup; spoon over top of cake. Cool completely on wire rack. Place aluminum foil under rack; place cake on rack. Make ganache glaze; pour glaze over cake. Let stand 5 minutes; garnish cake with glace cherries. Transfer cake to serving plate; refrigerate until serving time. COFFEE SYRUP: Heat coffee and sugar to boiling in small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. GANACHE GLAZE: Heat cream and chocolate in small saucepan over low heat until chocolate is melted, stirring frequently. Let stand in cool place until glaze is a thick pouring consistency.


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