All Diet Christmas Cake

Everyone should have a great Christmas Cake recipe to call on, and this is it. It has a gluten free alternative to offer and is a great Vegan bake too. One for all diets, for the one celebration.

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Ingredients

For 4 Person(s)

All christmas cake

  • 340g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder (G/F if necessary)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Mixed spice
  • pinch salt
  • 170g soft brown sugar
  • 170g Currants
  • 170g Sultanas
  • 140g Raisins
  • 55g Glace Cherries
  • 25g Mixed peel chopped
  • 280ml milk or 300ml if using G/F flours (you can use any milk)
  • 70g Any Dairy-Free Spread
  • 1 Finely Grated Rind of Lemon
  • 6 tbsp (90ml) Brandy or Apple Juice

All Diet Christmas Cake Directions

xmas cake slicesMix the brandy or apple juice with all of the dried fruits and leave to stand at room temperature for a couple of hours at least. If using gluten free flours, mix the flaxseed with the water and set aside too.
Place the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and mixed spice in to a large mixing bowl. Rub in the dairy free spread until evenly distributed. Stir in the sugar, currants, sultanas, raisins, peel and cherries, with the liquid. Add the lemon rind and give it a good stir. Add the milk (and the flaxseed and water if using) and give a really good stir, until well combined.
Put into a lined 8inch/20cm diameter tin, smooth and slightly hollow out centre. 
Bake at about gas mark 180°C for an hour, then turn down to 160°C for a further 45 minutes. If the top starts to brown too much, wrap some foil over. Check with the skewer that it comes out clean.
Leave to cool in the tin.
Remove and store in an airtight container, tightly wrapped, for up to 12 weeks. Optional – soak in a little more brandy, whiskey or sherry from time to time if you like to help it mature.

Recipe notes

*Gluten Free Option 200g Oat Flour & 140g Coconut Flour
*1 tbsp Flaxseed + 1 tbsp Water

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