• Brittany Darling

Christmas Cake


Ingredients:

600g mixed dried fruit (I used cherries, apricots, raisins and sultanas)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1/2 cup brandy or whisky⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

5 eggs⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1 tsp ground cinnamon⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1 tsp ground nutmeg⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1 tbsp grated fresh ginger⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

2 tbsp orange marmalade or zest of 1 orange⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

250g lightly toasted and crushed, walnuts (or any other nut)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

400g almond meal

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.

2. Soak the fruit in a large bowl with the brandy or whisky for a few hours or overnight.

3. Using a food processor, add all the remaining ingredients except the crushed nuts. Blitz until combined well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

4. Add the batter to the soaked fruit and fold in the crushed nuts. Mix well.

5. Transfer mixture to a well greased cake tin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

6. Cook for 50-60 minutes.

7. Allow to cool on a calling rack then serve with thicken cream, homemade custard or ice-cream.

#vegetarian #dairyfree

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