Free Healthy Recipe - Christmas Cake

Dairy free, Low fat, Low GI, Low sugar

It's been a challenge of mine to come up with a healthier Christmas cake. No Christmas is complete without one. Here we maintain the traditional brandy but substitute sugar for apple concentrate, butter for a small amount of oil, and use spelt flour for its reduced gluten content.

200 grams sultanas
200 grams prunes, pitted
200 grams figs, chopped
150 grams apricots, chopped
½ cup brandy
3 small free range eggs, beaten
blanched almonds to decorate

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
Combine the sultanas, prunes, figs, and apricots and place in a pan with the apple concentrate, and brandy. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and add the baking powder and grapeseed oil. Set aside to cool.

Sift the flours and baking powder. Add the fruit mix and eggs and mix through evenly. Pour the cake mix into a greased and lined baking tin. Decorate with blanched almonds and bake for 1 Ĺ hours.

Note: Don't assume all the alcohol evaporates in cooking. Studies have shown a range of 4 - 78% evaporation across a range of cooking techniques.

Makes 16 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 1.5 hrs
Ready in: 2 hrs

Suitable for:
Dessert, Snack
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 656 kj
Calories 157 kcal
Fat 3.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Total Carbohydrate 25.5 g
Total Protein 2.8 g
Fibre 3.5 g

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