Paleo Christmas Cake

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I love Christmas Cake and am so excited to share this recipe.  It is free from gluten, dairy, grain and refined sugar.xmas-cake2

PALEO CHRISTMAS CAKE

  • 2 cups xmas dried fruit mix
  • Juice of 2 oranges and zest of 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup blanched flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon guar gum
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup blanched almonds
  • 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
  2. Put the xmas dried fruit mix, coconut sugar, juice of 2 oranges and zest of 1 orange in a saucepan and bring to boil. Turn off heat immediately and allow to sit until cool.
  3. Grease a 23cm round cake tin with a little coconut oil and line the base with baking paper.
  4. Add eggs to fruit mixture and stir to combine. Then fold in tapioca flour, coconut flour, almond meal, baking powder, salt and spices.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and decorate with the blanched almonds.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Whilst hot drizzle rice malt syrup over the cake and spread out with a pastry brush for a glossy finish.
  8. Remove from tin and allow to cool.