Filled with dried fruits, nuts, and strong aromatic spices this spongy cake is a treat to the senses.
Spiced Fruit and Nut Christmas Cake, popularly known as 'Christmas Fruit Cake' or 'Christmas Plum Cake' is an all-time favourite come Christmas. Baking this delicious, antioxidant-rich cake is a tradition in most Christian homes. Filled with dried fruits, nuts, and strong aromatic spices this spongy cake is a treat to the senses. We have for you a recipe that combines the goodness of dried fruits, nuts and spices with whole grains, nut butters and date syrup! 'Tis the season to be jolly indeed!
1 1/2 cups Red Rice Flour
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 1/2 cups Date Syrup
1/4 cup Almond Butter
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Vinegar
Lemon Zest from 1 Lemon freshly grated
Orange Zest from 1 Orange freshly grated
1 cup Raisins
1 cup Figs
2 tbsp Cashews
2 tbsp Unsalted Pistachios
2 tbsp Almonds
2 tbsp Walnuts
2 sticks Cinnamon
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
2 Star Anise
Few strands Saffron
Dry Fruits & Nuts for Christmas Cake
Christmas Cake Spice Mix
Chop nuts. Soak dry fruits and nuts in orange juice overnight. While making orange juice, remove seeds before grinding, and do not filter after grinding. If you do, orange juice becomes a processed food.
Grind all ingredients into a fine powder.
Mix all ingredients together, along with enough orange juice to make a Christmas cake batter of pourable consistency.
Line a baking tin with unbleached parchment paper or use a silicone cake baking tray.
Pour cake batter into the baking tin. Bake at 180 deg C for 55 minutes.
Once done, check to see if it is cooked by poking in a knife, then allow to cool completely on a cake cooling rack. Serve fresh!
Christmas Cake batter should be diluted with orange juice just until it reaches a thick but pourable consistency.