Easy, Last Minute Christmas Fruit Cake

You Will Need:

  • 8oz/250g/2 cups of cooking dates with the stones removed
  • 10 fl.oz/300ml/1 and a quarter cups of water (you could substitute a quarter cup of brandy or sherry for a quarter cup of the water if you like)
  • 6oz/175g/1 and a quarter cups of wholemeal flour
  • 1 lb/450g/3 cups of mixed dried fruit of your choice - including lots of dried apricots works very well
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed spice
  • 4 tablespoons of orange juice
  • For decoration: You can either do a traditional marzipan and white icing topping or use rows of different nuts such as walnuts, pecans, brazils and almonds.
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Easy, Last Minute Christmas Fruit Cake

This cake has no added sugar or fat (suitable for a range of diets) but is still really sweet and rich. It should be stored in the fridge and eaten within one week. Even easier if you get your children to ice and decorate it! Make sure you check out our Brandy "Butter" recipe to serve with this for a definite taste sensation!


Recipe credit: Vegan Family House

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