If you are looking for a healthy alternative to Christmas Cake this year why not try this simple but delicious recipe. It is wheat, gluten dairy and refined sugar free!


3 Cups of mixed dried fruit (soaked overnight in brandy or similar or hot water)

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla extract

Zest and juice of an orange

3 tbsp. melted Coconut Oil

3 beaten eggs

2 cups of ground almonds

1 cup of chopped nuts of your choice


1. Line a 10cm cake tin with greaseproof or baking paper cut a circle for the bottom and a strip to line sides, then grease

2. Preheat oven to 150 degrees c

3. In a large bowl mix together dried fruit, spices, vanilla extract, orange zest & juice, melted coconut oil and beaten eggs.

4. Add almonds and chopped nuts

5. Place the mixture in lined tin

6. Bake for 1-1 1/2 hours, keep checking from an hour and test with a skewer to make sure it is baked throughout

7. Remove and allow to cool.


Healthy Christmas Cake