Fruit cake with apples

    1 day 1 hour 10 min

    A vegan Christmas fruit cake made with a generous amount of fresh apples and Christmas spices.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 fruitcake

    • 750g apples, peeled, cored and diced
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 250g sultanas
    • rum
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
    • 500g plain flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 200g nuts of your choice, coarsely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1day soaking  ›  Ready in:1day1hr10min 

    1. In a bowl mix apples with sugar; cover and set to one side. In another bowl drizzle sultanas with rum and cover; set to one side and steep overnight.
    2. The next day preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease two loaf tins or line with greaseproof paper.
    3. Mix apples, sultanas and rum together in a bowl. Mix all the remaining ingredients in a separate large bowl. Add the apple mixture and stir till evenly combined and moistened with no traces of flour remaining.
    4. Spoon mixture into prepared baking tins; bake in preheated oven till browned and firm about 1 hour. Let cool completely before cutting.

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