This LowER Carb Christmas cake keeps very well. Its super fruit,  spicy and studded with almonds. You can use sherry instead of brandy if you prefer, it changes the taste a little.

All the flavours of Christmas, with less than half the carbs per slice.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (110g) a packet of our Low Carb Vanilla Cupcake Mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped apricot – 70g
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped prunes (I use scissors for this) – 250g
  • 1/4 cup sultanas – 35g
  • 1/3 (just over) cup coconut oil or butter 90g
  • 1/3 cup (just over)  brandy or favourite liquor 90ml
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Juice & grated zest of 1/2 a large orange
  • 1 egg
  • 30g blanched almonds for decoration

NOTE: You could double the recipe and use a larger cake tin 25cm.

Method

  • Preheat oven for 170 degrees
  • Place in microwave safe bowl – all dried fruit, orange juice, orange zest & brandy.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes to soften fruit. Then add on top the coconut oil or butter and stir until melted.
  • In a separate bowl combine Cinnamon, nutmeg, mixed spice & cake mix.
  • Add the egg to the fruit mix and combine
  • Pour fruit mix into dry cake mix and combine.
  • Pop the mixture into a lined small cake tin (18cm)
  • Smooth out cake and decorate with blanched almonds
  • Bake for 60mins at 170 deg. Check with skewer. If needs more cooking cover with foil to prevent further browning of the top

Enjoy!

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