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Gluten Free No Sugar Fruit Cake

5.0

3 Ratings

65-70 minutes 1 cake Gluten,Wheat,Nuts,Peanuts Vegetarian,No added sugar

About this recipe:

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Dates are used to sweeten this cut and come again fruit cake rather than crystal sugar.  Adding mixed spice is optional, depending on the time of year and your preference. 

Equipment:

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18cm/7″ deep cake tin, 2 x mixing bowls and blender

Ingredients:

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150g dates, stoned and chopped
150ml boiling water
200g FREEE Plain White Flour
1 tsp FREEE Baking Powder
1 tsp mixed spice (optional)
200g mixed dried fruit
75ml oil
1 tbsp black treacle
3 eggs
oil, for tin

Method:

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170°C, Fan 150°C, 325°F, Gas 3

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Chop the dates into a mixing bowl, pour on the boiling water and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Rub a little of the oil around the inside of a 18cm/7″ deep cake tin or insert a baking liner.
  4. Measure the flour, baking powder and mixed spice into a mixing bowl, stir to combine. 
  5. Stir in the mixed dried fruit.
  6. Put the dates and their soaking water into a blender and pulse into a purée.
  7. Add the oil, treacle and eggs and pulse until smooth. 
  8. Tip the date mixture into the mixing bowl and stir really well for a minute.
  9. Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
  10. Bake for 65-70 minutes.
  11. Leave the cake to cool in the tin before turning out. 
  12. Store the cold cake in an airtight tin.

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