My Forte, Panforte ~ Cake From Siena

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recipe by Tenina Holder

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 10mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 1 ratings

The most decadent fruit cake known to man. A beautiful thing. Add doterra oils and you are completely over the top with fragrant festive flavour!

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recipe updated 8 Jun 2020


  • Dark chocolate icon
    Dark chocolate
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • Dark chocolate icon
    Dark chocolate
    as needed
  • Dried apricots icon
    Dried apricots
    100g (about 6¼)
  • Dried cranberries icon
    Dried cranberries
    100g (about 1 cup)
  • Dried figs icon
    Dried figs
    100g (about 3¼)
  • Nutmeg icon
  • Cinnamon stick icon
    Cinnamon stick
  • Cardamom pods icon
    Cardamom pods
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Ground ginger icon
    Ground ginger
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Vanilla bean icon
    Vanilla bean
  • Roasted cocoa beans icon
    Roasted cocoa beans
    2 tbsp (10g)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    75g (about 5¼ tbsp)
  • Golden caster sugar icon
    Golden caster sugar
    50g (about 4 tbsp)
  • Honey icon
    100g (about 4¾ tbsp)
  • Almond extract icon
    Almond extract
    about ½ tsp (2g)
  • Orange extract icon
    Orange extract
    10g (10g)
  • Cornflour icon
    55g (about ½ cup)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    40g (about ½ cup)
  • Milk chocolate icon
    Milk chocolate
    30g (about 2 tbsp)
  • Mixed nuts icon
    Mixed nuts
    200g (about 1½ cups)
  • Glace cherries icon
    Glace cherries
    100g (about ¾ cup)
  • Icing sugar icon
    Icing sugar
    as needed


  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Cake tin

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 160°C
  2. Grease a clean cake tin
  3. Add nutmeg, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, ground ginger and vanilla bean to the TM5 bowl
  4. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  5. Blitz - approx 10 sec, speed 8
  6. Then add dark chocolate, roasted cocoa beans, unsalted butter and golden caster sugar to the TM5 bowl
  7. Chop - approx 2 sec, speed 1
  8. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  9. Add honey to the TM5 bowl
  10. Cook - approx 4 min, 60°C, speed 1
  11. Then add almond extract, orange extract, cornflour, cocoa powder, milk chocolate and dark chocolate to the TM5 bowl
  12. Mix until combined - approx 10 sec, speed 4
  13. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  14. Add mixed nuts, glace cherries, dried apricots, dried cranberries and dried figs to the TM5 bowl
  15. Mix - approx 20 sec, dough
  16. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to cake tin
  17. Bake until fragrant - 30 min, 160°C
  18. Let cool
  19. Dust with icing sugar
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