75g/3oz unsalted butter melted (plus extra if you have no liner)
225g/8oz Plain Flour
2 tsp baking powder
50g/2oz golden caster sugar
25g/1oz dark brown sugar (for dusting)
100g/3.5 oz sour cream
100ml/3.5fl oz maple syrup
1 medium egg (beaten)
finely grated zest of 1 lemon
75g/3oz sultanas
125g/4.5oz coarsly grated dark chocolate

Preheat your oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5
Line or grease a loaf tin
Mix together the flour, baking powder and golden caster sugar in a bowl
Whisk the sour cream, maple syrup, egg and butter with the lemon zest, then stir in the sultanas and grated chocolate.
Fold the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and then transfer to tin.(It will be slightly lumpy)
Smooth surface and sprinkle with the dark brown sugar
Bake for 45-55 minutes in the centre of the oven until golden and skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

RIch Fruit Cake


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