Christmas Cake

Traditional-style Christmas Cake that tastes just like 'the real deal' - but without the added sugar!

Serves: 14

Prep Time: 40 Minutes Prep, 1 Hour Cook Time (Baked)

Ingredients: 

  • 250g 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener Golden
  • 3 Cups Mixed fruit
  • 1 Cup Brandy
  • 1 ½ Cups Plain Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Allspice
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 Cup fruit Mince
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Dates (chopped)
  • 4 whole eggs
  • Marzipan 500g (See Recipe)
  • Fondant 500g (See Recipe)

Method:

  1. In a medium pot add the butter, mixed fruit, mince fruit and dates, orange juice, ½ the brandy.
  2. Heat for 10 minutes on a low heat.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool slightly
  4. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl then fold in the fruit mixture and finally the eggs
  5. In a 9 inch Cake Tin, place the mixture cover with cling film.
  6. Place the cake in the middle shelf of the oven and cook for 1 hour at 140c
  7. To check insert a skewer if it comes out clean it's cooked.
  8. Pour the remaining brandy over the cake and allow to cool.
  9. Keep at room temperature
  10. Once cooled roll out the Marzipan approx. 5mm thick and cover the cake
  11. Next, Roll out the fondant approx. 5mm and layer over the cake leave at room temperature until ready serve.

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