Healthy Christmas Cake

With the Christmas season upon us, we all love a little bit of cakey goodness! This gluten-free delight will get you in the mood for the silly season, and will go down a treat with your favourite Christmas beverage. 

Ingredients

zest and juice of one orange
1 cup raisins
1 cup currants
1 cup cranberries
1 cup slivered almonds
3 cups almond meal
2 small, ripe bananas (the flesh of mine weighed 200 grams)
10 Natural Delight Medjool Dates, seeds removed
2 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Directions

Preheat your oven to 175°C or 350°F. Grease a 18cm round cake tin. I used my spring form pan, if you are using a cake tin I would line it also.
Place the zest, juice, raisins, currants, cranberries and almonds into a medium sized saucepan. Heat until the juice starts to boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover. Simmer for 5 – 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Place the almond meal, banana, dates, spices, vanilla and salt into your processor. Blend at high speed until the mixture resembles a smooth, thick batter. Stir through the raisin mixture. Spoon the cake mix into your prepared tin and use damp hands to smooth over the top of the cake.
Bake for 30 minutes. Cover with foil and bake for a further 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for 30 minutes. If you are using a spring form pan remove the sides and allow the cake to cool completely.

Recipe sourced from our favourite website www.wholefoodsimply.com

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