MONICA’S MIXES CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE – VEGAN + GLUTEN FREE

{ THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO MISSING OUT THIS CHRISTMAS WITH THIS GORGEOUS VEGAN GLUTEN FREE CHRISTMAS CAKE! ADDITIONALLY THE INGREDIENTS ARE PACKED WITH NUTRIENTS AND WON’T LEAVE ANY GUILT IN GOING IN FOR THAT SECOND PIECE. }

{ INGREDIENTS }

200g mixed dried fruit of choice

75 ml brandy or fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon orange zest

2 tablespoons goji berries

1 x packet Monica’s Mixes Banana Bread Mix

½ cup (125ml) mild flavoured oil

½ cup (125ml) water

250g apple puree

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

50g glace cherries

50g raw almonds

3 tablespoons orange marmalade

{ METHOD }

Preheat oven to 150*C and line a deep, 15cm round cake tin with baking paper.

Place the dried fruit, brandy or juice, orange zest and goji berries into a small pot and bring to the boil.

Boil for 30 seconds, remove from heat and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk the apple puree, oil and water until smooth.  Add Monica’s Mixes Banana Bread Mix and whisk until smooth.

Fold through the plumped fruit and brandy mix. Combine well and spoon the batter into prepared cake tin.  Arrange the glace cherries and almonds on top of the cake.

Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow to cool.

To glaze add 1 tablespoon of water to marmalade in a small pot and warm over low heat until liquefied.  Use a pastry brush to glaze the top of the cake.

Store in cool spot in an airtight container.

 

Note: Monica’s Mixes Banana Bread Mix ingredients are as follows:

Organic buckwheat flour, Australian green banana flour, Organic coconut flour, Organic sesame flour, Organic golden flax meal, Organic psyllium, Organic tapioca flour, Organic coconut sugar, Baking powder, Mixed spices

Shop Monica’s Mixes Banana Bread Mix here!

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