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Best Ever Fruit Cake Recipe

This very quick and easy gluten free and sugar free fruit cake is worth making, even if you are not a fan of fruit cake, it is delicious!

INGREDIENTS

600 grams mixed dried fruit - sultanas, raisins, apricots, glace cherries

200 grams ground almonds

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract or paste

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

zest & juice of an orange

3 tablespoons virgin olive oil

3 organic eggs

50 grams walnuts, I prefer almonds

METHOD

PREHEAT

Oven to 150 degrees C

PREPARE

Grease and line a springform cake tin

COMBINE

Dried fruit, spice, orange juice, zest, beaten eggs & olive oil ADD

Ground almonds & walnuts

MIX & SPOON

Into the prepared tin

BAKE

One hour and thirty minutes

Or until skewer comes out clean

COVER

The top with foil, if necessary during baking to prevent burning

REMOVE

From the tin when cool

STORE

In airtight container for several weeks, if it lasts that long!

TIPS

  • I find this cooks much more quickly than the hour and a half, so keep an eye on it, especially in a fan forced oven

  • Use any combination of dried fruits, in proportions that you like

  • You could soak the fruit in brandy, sherry or orange liqueur whilst getting ready the other ingredients, or once the cake has cooked, skewer some holes in the top and pour a little over

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