Sugar free Christmas cake

    Sugar free Christmas cake


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    About this recipe: Pumpkin puree is the secret to this moist and flavourful Christmas cake. No added sugar, only fruit and fruit juices, make this cake perfect for diabetics.

    Serves: 12 

    • 180g sultanas
    • 180g raisins
    • 2 tablespoons brandy
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 250g pumpkin puree
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 120ml pure orange juice
    • 120ml skimmed milk
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 150g self-raising flour
    • 150g wholemeal self-raising flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Extra time:12hr soaking  ›  Ready in:13hr30min 

    1. Combine sultanas, raisins, brandy and water; soak overnight.
    2. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Lightly grease a 20cm cake tin.
    3. Mix pumpkin, eggs, orange juice and milk. Add soaked fruit, walnuts, cinnamon and mixed spice. Sift flours and bicarb into pumpkin mixture; mix well. Spoon into prepared tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 180 C / Gas mark 4 until cooked through and browned, about 65 minutes.
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