Thank you for taking the time to let me know I think you could definitely use it for a pork marinade, or alternatively you could boil it down into a syrup and make an extra sticky glaze for the cake maybe! Dried fruits and nuts are mixed with oil, wine, and flour to create a humble yet tasty treat that is vegan to boot! , Hi monique.. Mini Fruitcakes. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. I have Monica’s Mix Paleo flour can I use these ingredient? The reason I added it to this recipe was for sweetness and also to make the result slightly more “cakey” as almond meal is so dense. Big Cheers from Australia, Hi Roger, thank you so much for this lovely message! When I talk about delicious fruitcake growing up, I donât mean that boxed stuff that the grown-ups tried to make you eat as a kid. And I would feed it regularly, of course, with ..rum probably. I made it without amaretto It is so delicious! Ingredients For Fruit Cake Recipe are: x. If you make this cake, please leave me a comment below to let me know how it turns out, and don’t forget to take a snap and tag me on Instagram, you can find me over at @moniquecormacknutrition! Coconut flour will never again be seen in my kitchen as I cant help but think it maybe the culprit. There is even flaxseed meal inside. Thank you again . I can’t find coconut Sugar where i live, can i use regular Sugar? ), I love seeing your creations! I purchased extra fresh dates and soft pitted prunes..chopped them up and added to the other fruit. If I wrap it in wax-proof paper and foil and put in a cake tin/plastic tub in the fridge, would that work, do you think? Hi Danielle, yep you can just use regular sugar – I would suggest perhaps using half regular sugar, half brown sugar if you can . Super super yummy- very much like the ‘real thing’ ! Fruitcake is known for his, shall we say longevity. Combine dry ingredients and sift into fruit mixture. The only other thoughts I had were whether the fruit was soaked sufficiently and whether you glazed the cake? Fill your kettle and pop it on to boil while you organise all the dried fruit into a large bowl. Hi Ros, I’m so glad to hear you were able to make this work as an SCD compliant recipe! I do not have a nutritional calculator on my website at present, it’s something I’m researching but I’m not sure how I feel about putting so many numbers on my foods as it’s not really how I eat intuitively myself. Hi Iona! I looked at your pic and my result and was extremely disappointed. More moisture obviously but I’m thinking that it won’t make too much difference? How long to beat the eggs with liquids and butter for? I had intended to do this last Christmas myself, but ended up on hospital bedrest pregnant with my twins! are you planning on replacing the almond meal and the coconut flour? Step 1.Boil the dry fruits In a medium saucepan, combine the butter with the raisins, cranberries, brown sugar,molasses and water and bring to a boil. Thanks for this recipe (even though you posted it 5 years ago lol). Hi Monique. Bring to room temperature before completing cake.). There's only one trick: buy the best-quality, moist dried and candied fruit you can afford. Â© 2020 Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates. Thank you! Need to cater for allergens? 42 Best Christmas Fruitcake Recipes - Holiday Fruitcake Ideas In addition to the dried fruit mix, you will need: A final tip for making this cake, please WEIGH the ingredients if you can. If you’re using larger fruit like dates and apricots, roughly chop them up first (my quick tip: snip them with kitchen scissors – it will save you so much time!). This easy healthy fruit cake tray bake combines traditional festive flavours and is a much simplified, quicker version of traditional fruit cake. Apologies for being so long winded, Hi Grant, thank you for your honest feedback about the cake. Hi Gwen, of course, happy to help! Made with almond flour, coconut flour, dried fruit, mixed spices and a little orange zest for a lovely authentic festive feel. I’m sorry but I haven’t received an update from anyone who has stored and fed the cake for an extended period yet. Add the peeled orange, vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. There’s a little bit of soaking of the fruit involved, but no more than 15 minutes; then you just get to stir everything up, pop it in to the oven and glaze or ice it (if you want to). Just out of interest. Or is the freezer the only option? I soaked mine in brandy for a week prior. Many store-bought varieties, stuffed with unrecognizable candied bits, deserve their bad reputation--but not these wonderful cakes, made with a generous serving of dried fruit and candied orange peel in a light batter. That would definitely not be optional for me! What Goes Into My SW Fruit Cake. If not, bake another 10 minutes, and check again. Line base and sides with two layers of baking paper. But 60 ml makes me think perhaps i need to substitute it with another liquid? Zest the orange and roughly chop the walnuts, and add the zest and walnuts to the bowl too. Sure dried fruit, when unsweetened and eaten in moderation, can be a good way to get antioxidants and fiber, and nuts are a tasty way to get some healthy fats and protein, but BEWARE: Fruitcake can be high in calories and fat, outweighing any benefits of the individual ingredients. I can’t find it in the list of ingredients? Congratulations on the twins. This recipe has you covered there as well. Thank you so much Issy! This healthy fruitcake has no candied fruit but sweet dried fruit that makes the dessert so much better. Start by soaking the fruit. Since this recipe also contains pumpkin purée, I guess we could call it a Pumpkin Fruit Cake and serve it at Thanksgiving?. I feel the same way about certain ingredients! Many times I have taken the easy option and just used a store-bought mixed dried fruit, which always seems to be on sale around Christmas time! Peach fruit cake. Thanks so much for this lovely feedback Carol! Just making mine would love to know, Hi Beth Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, bicarb, salt, mixed spice and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Very impressed and hard to believe it is gluten free. Christian, thank you so much for stopping by to give feedback! Hope this helps, let me know how you go . If you’re going to glaze the cake, do so immediately while the cake is hot, brushing on your glaze of choice with a pastry brush. Walnuts – you could use pecans instead, or a mix of walnuts and pistachios is also really lovely, Butter or coconut oil – use the coconut oil for a dairy free cake, Amaretto or another liqueur of choice – optional but if you don’t mind a little bit of alcohol in the cake it is, Honey or maple syrup for the glaze – you can also add a few tablespoons to the cake batter if you want the cake to be sweeter, it is quite sweet already from all of the dried fruit but this will take it to the next level. Honestly, I used to bake this Christmas cake very frequently for a market stall, and I did not receive any feedback about the cake being dry. (Batter can be completed up to this point, then covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days. My brain is just ticking over what to do now with leftover juice from fruit soak – any special ideas perhaps I’ll use it for pork marinade. Yum! Followed recipe carefully but was surprised at only 50 g of butter ……very disappointed ….dry and crumbly ….wasted money on best ingredients and no one would eat it ! Do you think it will make a difference from dried nut flour. To make the batter: Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl (at least 6-quart), â¦ Do let me know how you go! Look forward to trying your recipe! Plus I used a really big orange which gave lots of juice. I have been very tempted to try this cake soaked in liquor and stored as you would a traditional fruit cake – comparing the ingredients to a traditional fruit cake, there’s nothing to suggest that it wouldn’t work. I’m sorry for the delay in replying to you, I’ve been in hospital for quite an extended period of time due to a health issue. I hope you have a fabulous Christmas! I think if you wrap it securely and store it in the fridge, and feed it with alcohol, you should be ok to make it an advance and store it. I’m so glad you enjoyed the cake xx, Hi Monique, Ohhh but that glaze! I used my homemade pumpkin spice instead of mixed spice, ground dried mandarin peel instead of orange zest… and commercial sugar free orange juice as I didn’t have an orange. Soaking the fruit in brandy makes the cake even better I agree! Thank you Emily! Thank you for your comment. Though this traditional holiday cake is often maligned (I guess some people donât like candied fruit? I ended up with approx 625gms of fruit,,so basically a quarter more than the recommended 500gms. If it comes out clean, it's done. If you decide to give the cake as a gift, be sure to tell the recipient that they are very lucky indeed. Thank you for your kind words! Hi my name is Robyn. "These are baked in mini-muffin tins and make a great addition to a â¦ Grease a 20cm round x 7 cm deep round cake pan. I’m a closet fruit-cake fan, and this is looking pretty good! I’m so sorry that I have taken so long to reply, due to a personal health issue I was hospitalised over the Christmas period for a month and I am only just catching up now. Hi Yanika, I would not freeze the cake unbaked. Looked for another recipe and came across yours, I am writing as I seem to be in the minority as far as a baking success. You can use any dried fruit that you like in this recipe. I just spent ages checking out your website – it’s fabulous, I’m flattered you stopped by to comment! The cake's flavor will enhance considerably over the next two weeks. Definitely pinning this. Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F. The glaze totally makes it I agree! Hello, I’m having a small Christmas and want to make Christmas cake but won’t get through anywhere near a whole cakes worth, so was wondering if you think this recipe would work as muffins and as a half batch? Baked it yesterday. Has anyone wrapped and stored the cake for 2-10 weeks as you would a traditional Christmas fruit cake? Bring mixture to a boil stirring often, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. My mixture was quite sloppy and wet and sticky, which is how my mother’s fruit cakes always were, rather than crumbly and it has turned out spectacular. We usually have to make at least two loavesâonâ¦ Tessa. I used just two spoonful of honey to sweeten it. Thanks for your help. Oh so lovely to hear this Susan! , Hi did anyone try this with the storing and soaking method yet?! I just finished making this recipe today. Would love to know if you tried the soaking and storing? I hope the cake turns out super well for you. . Remove from heat. Some people call this cake an "Oxford lunch." I turned it into individual small cakes in muffin paper holders and it turned out fabulous. Sounds like you have a super delicious Christmas cake planned this year Thank you for the kind words – I really like this Christmas Cake recipe! 1) Dried Mixed Fruits = 300g 2) Egg = 2 3) Butter = 110g 4) Flour = 100g 5) Brown Sugar = 50g 6) Baking Powder = 1/2teaspoon 7) 1 Orange Zest and Juice 8) Cinnamon = 1/2 teaspoon 9) Salt = 1/4teaspoon 10) Vanilla Extract = 1teaspoon 11) Water = â¦ When I come to serve it do I simply defrost it naturally or do I reheat it in the oven considering that it would already have been baked.? The biggest risk would be food spoilage but with alcohol, wrapping and being stored in the fridge this risk is kept to a minimum. Have you had any news from others on storing the cake for say 8 weeks, or have you tried it yourself yet? Let soak for 15 to 20 minutes. She did love it Monique ! I would suggest you could definitely substitute it for the coconut flour, but I’d try to use at least some almond meal in there as well because this has a different texture and helps to keep the cake moist with a nice crumb. Did you weigh out the flours or measure by cup? Copyright © 2020 Nourish Every Day Website Development & Website SEO by Duelling Pixels, dairy free, freezer friendly, gluten free, grain free, (optional) – if you don't use this I recommend adding an extra 60mL of orange juice instead. Add rum and macerate overnight, or microwave for 5 minutes to re-hydrate fruit. Your email address will not be published. Pangiallo laziale (Italian Christmas Cakes) Pangiallo is a traditional Italian Christmas cake, originally from Rome. Thank you so much, Sylvie! Lovely, moist rich cake. Cool 45 minutes. This healthy fruit cake tray bake is a lighter alternative to traditional fruit cake. In this article, I will show you how I make this fruit cake from scratch. It always makes me happy to hear people enjoying this Christmas cake, as it’s one of my favourite recipes on the blog. I want to get this made for our family get together on Christmas Day. Best wishes, Monique. Some of the recipes I post here, like this peach fruit cake, take me back to my childhood. Bake the cake for between 60 – 70 minutes, or until the top is well browned and the centre feels firm to touch. Family events, work, trying to see some friends too…not to mention the Christmas planning, shopping and cooking. Sign up to the Nourish Every Day newsletter here! Thank you, Megan, Hi Megan, I’m so so sorry about the delay in replying to your message. This cake is not supposed to raise much at all – it’s a very dense fruit cake and also uses almond meal, which never really “fluffs” up like ordinary wheat flours do. Preheat your oven to 150 C. Line a 20 cm cake tin (preferably spingform) with baking paper along the base and sides. ): November 2020. You can simply thaw it rather than bake it again when it comes time to serve it, though warming it in a gentle low oven heat might produce a nicer result rather than just simply naturally defrosting. Easy to make and lasts in fridge. How to make moist fruit cake We can make moist fruit cake in 3 simple steps. she much preferred your version…it was a lot more moist. Bring to the boil. Gently boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Iâm talking about homemade fruit cake thatâs moist, flavorful, and has the perfect amount of spices. Hi Kenyon, thank you for your message. 4. For years, I have been making a ‘traditional’ Christmas cake for the family, but wanted to try this one this year and holy moly I’m glad I did! I want to make a Christmas cake using pineapple pieces and walnuts no sugar. Published: December 2015 | Updated (mainly the images! Oh… and I also added a tsp of pure almond extract…. Any info please on the specific nutritional info on this cake please, Specifically fat, saturates and sugar? Thank you so much. This sounds delicious. However another factor is that in my experience the consistency and quality of coconut flour varies incredibly from brand to brand, so I would perhaps encourage you (if you ever want to try coconut flour again) to purchase a different brand that produces a more finely milled, softer flour. (I know there is already cinnamon in the recipe but still add more). Great recipe and first Christmas cake ever. need more Christmas recipe inspo? Thank you…. Too easy! It should be a dense and slightly crumbly cake, but not dry. Hi Christine, thank you for your message. Thanks so much! I’m so sorry that I have taken so long to reply, due to a personal health issue I was hospitalised over the Christmas period for a month and I am only just catching up now. I have never tried the cake with another nut meal, I tend to use almond meal for nut-based cakes as it’s so readily available! Wrap in cellophane or Christmas paper and give as gifts to friends and family. There are more details in the email, but I am just commenting this so that you are more likely to see my request :). Hey Monique. Remove from heat and cool for at least 15 minutes. Haha I am a secret fruit cake fan too (fruit toast too shhh :P). I’ve never seen anything called “mixed spice”. This is the best fruit cake I have tried - All the sweetness comes from the fruit as there is no added sugar or fat in this cake. You can also poke a few holes in the cake and then drizzle it over, if you want to use a lot and really soak the cake. Crack eggs into a blender. Now at least I have a good excuse, I’m a new mum of twins this year! Check for doneness by inserting toothpick into the middle of the cake. In a medium bowl, combine dried fruit, applesauce, pineapple, fruit zests and juices, and vanilla. I think you should be able to make it work… I would suggest either drying the nut pulp out in the oven first (maybe bake it on a low heat), or maybe adding an extra spoonful or two of coconut flour / or reducing the liquid ingredients to balance the moisture in the cake. Also easy to freeze. I only recently discovered it and can’t believe I’ve been missing out on something so delicious for so long . I don’t mean that in a rude way at all, just maybe it’s honestly not for you! Line the bottom of a 9-inch-by-4-inch pan with parchment (baking) paper. Remove from heat and cool for at least 15 minutes. It comes together very quickly and is bursting with festive flavours we all love during this time of the year. I don’t know about you, but for me December is always so insanely busy. Chocolate, lemon, pound and bundt cakes, and check again stored cake. 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