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.