Small pieces of this cake is a healthy & yummy addition to your diet on special occasions! It contains no added sugar, eggs, oil, butter or other dairy products & is great for diabetics or those on a low GI diet. I made it for xmas last year. It is sooooo moist & would be great with some home made custard. SIMPLE FRUIT CAKE
Makes 1 x 20cm cake
½ cup each sultanas, raisins, currants, chopped dried dates
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
3 cups orange juice
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp mixed spice
½ cup ground almonds
2 cups self-raising flour
1. The day before cooking, place dried fruit, lemon zest and orange juice in a saucepan and bring just to the boil. Remove to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave to soak overnight.
2. The next day, heat oven to 150ºC. Line a 20cm cake tin with nonstick baking paper and lightly spray with oil. Stir vanilla, baking soda, mixed spice, ground almonds and flour into the dried fruit mixture.
3. Spread cake mixture into prepared cake tin. Bake for 2 hours or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Cool in tin for 30 minutes
before removing cake to a wire rack to cool completely.