• 11/2 Cups California raisins
  • 1/2 Cup walnuts
  • 2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 Cup boiling water
  • 1/2 Cup soft butter
  • 13/4 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 11/4 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream


Chop raisins and nuts. Dissolve chopped chocolate and instant coffee in boiling water. Beat butter with half of sugar until light. Beat in remaining sugar and vanilla until fluffy; add eggs, blending thoroughly. Stir in raisins, walnuts and chocolate liquid. Sift flour with salt, soda and cinnamon; add alternately with sour cream to chocolate mixture, stirring only until blended. Turn into well-greased and floured 9-cup Bundt pan.

Bake at 325°F for 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out on wire rack to finish cooling. Sift powdered sugar over top if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 450 (Calories from Fat 35%); Total Fat 18 ( Saturated Fat 10; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 70; Sodium 500; Potassium 372; Total Carbohydrate 68; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 49; Protein 7; Calcium 106; Iron 3;

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