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Gluten-Free Christmas Cake Recipe

Gluten-Free Christmas Cake Recipe
Gluten-Free Christmas Cake Recipe

What's great about it

A spectacular recipe featured in my cookbook Purely Delicious.This is an extremely simple Christmas cake to make and it's loaded with health benefits.

Gluten free - dairy free - refined sugar free and perfect for your festive table this Christmas. This fruit cake is wonderfully moist with a high ratio of fruit, meaning you don't need to use any extra sugar in the recipe. I have also used almond meal in the recipe which makes this cake super moist and purely delicious.


Makes 1 x 20 cm round cake
(double the recipe for a larger cake)

600 g (20 oz) dried fruits (raisins, apricot, sultanas)

1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract

zest from 1 orange

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 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 20 cm 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

This cake can also be made as individual puddings. To take it to the next level, serve with my Turmeric Custard from my Health Baking Cookbook.

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