Chocolate fruit cake

Chocolate fruit cake
©Mila Bond/

Cooking recipe against stress: chocolate fruit cake
General info about the recipe:

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Preparation: 30 min; ready in 1 h 30 min
  • Calories: 440 kcal
  • 300 g dried plums
  • 300 g dried fig
  • 200 g baked fruit
  • 200 g almond kernels
  • 150 g hazelnuts
  • 5 eggs
  • 125 g butter
  • honey 200 g
  • spelt flour 1 pinch
  • ground clove ½ tsp.
  • ground ginger 1 tbsp.
  • cinnamon
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 20 g coconut oil

Kitchen utensils:
For this anti-stress recipe, you will need a hand mixer, a knife, a pot, and a bowl. Once you have everything ready, you can start the 30-minute preparation.

Preparation steps

  1. coarsely chop the plums, figs and baked fruits. Use a knife to chop the nuts or put them briefly in the blitz chopper. Then separate the eggs and beat the whites with a hand mixer to firm up the snow. Then you need to beat the butter and honey until fluffy, after which you need to add the egg yolks and flour to obtain a smooth dough as a final product. After that, rub the fruits, nuts and spices into the dough and fold it carefully into egg whites.
  2. in the second step you have to put the baking paper on the baking tray and place the dough on it with care. In the preheated oven (hot-air oven: 150 ° C; gas: speed 2) you have to bake the chocolate fruitcake for about 175 minutes at 175 ° C.
  3. in the third and last step, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for a quarter of an hour. In addition, you should chop the chocolate and melt it with coconut oil in a hot water bath. Use dark chocolate to perfectly shape the cake.

If you are wondering what elements of this recipe work against stress, now you will learn the simple answer: dark chocolate makes you happy and effectively helps with stress! Researchers at the Universities of Bern and Zurich and at the Inselspital Bern have found that eating half a bar of dark chocolate, or a high cocoa content, before numerous stressful situations, such as a public appearance, reduces stress in the body. Cocoa ingredients suppress stress hormones.

With this recipe you can perfectly calm down from stressful everyday life! Bon appetite!