Healthy Christmas Cake
My husband loves a good Christmas Cake and who doesn't? So this is the recipe I'll be using this year from the Healthy Chef... looks delicious!!
650 g (23 oz) organic dried fruits - chopped. My favourites are fresh pitted dates, raisins, apricots, figs, dried cherries
1 whole orange, peeled
3 organic eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or paste
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoons, ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon bicarb soda
120 g (4 ¼ oz) good quality melted butter or your choice of cold pressed coconut oil or macadamia nut oil
100 g (3 ½ oz) wholemeal organic spelt flour
80 g (2 ½ oz) walnuts or whole almonds (optional)
Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F.
Combine dried fruits into a large mixing bowl.
Crack eggs into a blender.
Add the peeled orange, vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
Blend until smooth and combined.
Pour the orange / egg mix over the top of the dried fruits.
Add melted butter then mix in well.
Add spelt flour and baking soda and mix through.
Line a 18 cm (7 1/2 inch) baking tin with baking paper.
Spoon in the cake mix and flatten over the top.
Decorate if you like with the almonds or walnuts. You can also add a handful if you wish into the cake mix which enhances the flavour profile.
Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until cake is cooked through.
Remove from the oven and cool.