Gluten Free Vegan Fruit Cake

Gluten Free Vegan Fruit Cake

Make a gluten-free version of Christmas pudding for a dessert that's packed with festive spices and fruit!

Ingredients:

  • 300 dried fruit , finely chopped (mixture of dates, dried cranberries, dried figs, prunes and dried apricots, but you can use whatever dried fruit mix you like)
  • 1 table spoon orange zest
  • 50g finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • Generous amount of brandy or sherry (use apple or orange juice for alcohol-free option)
  • 60g coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 200ml unsweetened nut milk
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 150g almond flour
  • 150g gluten free flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • (for decoration: almond slices)

 

Instructions

  • Place the dried fruit, orange zest, walnuts, ginger, cinnamon and mixed spice in a bowl and add a generous amount of brandy or sherry, until everything is roughly covered.
  • Keep covered in the fridge for around 24 hours, to allow the flavours to develop.
  • Before making the cake, preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Place the coconut oil in a large bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave (skip this step if using any other oil).
  • Once melted, add the milk to the same bowl along with the maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla, salt and ground almonds.
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
  • Add the dried fruit mixture (along with any residual brandy), adding a tiny splash more milk if it’s looking too dry.
  • Transfer mixture into a loaf tin lined with greased baking paper (I used a one-pound loaf tin).
  • Scatter over flaked almonds before baking, if desired.
  • Bake in oven for 45 minutes until risen and an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  • Keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days.

 

 

Recipe by: www.rhiansrecipes.com

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