Gluten-Free Christmas Cake Recipe
By Teresa Cutter
What's great about it
This Christmas Cake is gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free and just so delicious! A truly healthy Christmas Cake that the whole family will love!
Makes 1 cake.
600 g (20 oz) dried fruits (raisins, apricot, sultanas)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract
zest from 1 orange
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons maple or raw honey (optional)
3 organic eggs
220 g (7 oz) almond meal
handful flaked almonds
PREHEAT your oven to 160°C fan-forced (320°F).
PREPARE a 18 cm (7 inches) round cake tin with baking paper lining the sides and the base.
COMBINE dried fruit, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, orange zest and juice, olive oil and eggs in a large bowl.
ADD the almond meal and mix until well combined.
SPOON the batter into your baking tin.
BAKE for 45 - 60 minutes until cooked.
COVER the top with foil if necessary to prevent over-browning.
COOL then enjoy.
Notes and Inspiration
If you wish to soak your Christmas cake in orange liqueur, as soon as you remove the cake from the oven, skewer holes through the cake and drizzle over ¼ cup orange liqueur so it can penetrate through the holes and infuse into the cake.