Diabetic coffee fruit cake

Diabetic coffee fruit cake


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About this recipe: A classic fruit cake, but without the butter or eggs! Plenty of mixed fruit and mixed spice, with a hint of coffee, make this a perfect Christmas cake for diabetics or those with food allergies.


Serves: 24 

  • 1kg mixed dried fruit
  • 6 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 700ml water
  • 120ml port
  • Dash of vanilla essence
  • 450g self-raising wholemeal flour

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:12hr soaking  ›  Ready in:13hr 

  1. Combine fruit, coffee, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, water, port and vanilla in a large bowl. Let soak overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Line two loaf tins with baking parchment.
  3. Stir in sifted flour, a little at a time, stirring well after each addition. Divide cake mixture equally among prepared tins.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Leave in tins for 5 minutes, then cool on wire racks.

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