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Lee Holmes' Supercharged Healthy Christmas Fruit Cake

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“This cake can be made simply and easily with a minimum of fuss. Keep it handy for when friends drop in or wrap it for a party. You can add in whatever dried fruit combination you prefer. The fruit adds an element of natural sweetness so there's no need to add any refined sugars or sugar substitutes.”
1 8 inch cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line an 8 inch cake tin or springform pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine almond meal, chopped walnuts, dried fruit, spices, baking powder, soda, vanilla, salt and lemon zest.
  3. In a separate bowl, place lemon juice, coconut milk, oil and eggs and whisk together. Add the dry ingredients to wet and fold through with a wooden spoon. Spoon the mixture into prepared tin then press the mixture down into the tin using your hands so that it is compact and tightly packed.
  4. Bake for 1 hour on the middle shelf of the oven.
  5. Open oven and placed blanched almonds on top in a decorative pattern and return to oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Check cake with a skewer and remove the cake from the oven when the skewer comes out clean.
  7. Let cool then carefully remove from tin or pan. Store in sealed container in fridge.

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