Festive Real Food Christmas Cake
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Serves: 20
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup dried dates
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup chopped prunes
  • ½ cup chopped apricots
  • ½ cup chopped figs
  • ½ cup chopped brazil nuts
  • ½ cup orange juice
  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees celsius and line a square cake tin with baking paper.
  2. To start, soak the chia seeds in the ½ cup of water and set aside. In a separate bowl soak the prunes, apricots and figs in the ½ cup of orange juice.
  3. In a food processor place the almond meal and dried dates, process until finely ground down and combined.
  4. Add the other dry ingredients including the coconut flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda, orange zest and salt. Process together until combined.
  5. In a small bowl whisk the eggs, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and soaked chia seeds.
  6. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and blitz in the processor until combined.
  7. Finally add the fruit that has been soaking in the orange juice and the Brazil nuts. Mix gently to combine the nuts and fruit into the cake mixture.
  8. Scrape the mixture into the cake tin and place in the oven for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove the loaf from the oven allow to cool down.
Recipe by Real Food Pledge at https://realfoodpledge.com/real-food-christmas-cake/