Healthy Christmas Cake

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Contributed by: Caroline Trickey

Serves: 12

Time: 24 hours

This cake is incredibly quick and easy to make - made even easier by using Honest to Goodness already mixed Organic Dried Fruit which includes figs and cranberries.
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500g Honest to Goodness Organic Mixed Dried Fruit
1/3 cup brandy
2/3 cup orange juice
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground organic brown linseeds
1 cup organic wholewheat self raising flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Apricot jam, for glazing
16 pecans or other nuts for decorating, optional
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Zest of 1 orange


  1. Soak fruit in juice and brandy along with orange zest and linseeds for at least 2 hours, or overnight
  2. When ready to assemble, heat oven to 150 degrees and line 2 x 6 inch (15cm) cake tins or 1 x 8 inch (20cm) cake tin with greaseproof paper
  3. Sift the flour with cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger
  4. Stir flour mix through soaked fruit
  5. Spoon into prepared cake tin(s) and smooth top
  6. Decorate with nuts if using
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes for 6 inch cakes or 45-50 minutes for 8 inch cake
  8. While still warm, brush with apricot jam
Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Egg Free
Egg Free
Cane Sugar Free
Cane Sugar Free

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