Monday, 23 December 2013

Grain Free Christmas Cake II GF SCD


I decided to improve my grain free Christmas cake recipe this year and I thought you might like the recipe since it has turned out so well! Christmas Cake is a favourite in our house and Christmas just wouldn't be the same without it.

Grain Free Christmas Cake GF SCD

150g raisins
100g organic sultanas
100 g mixed dried berries
4 tblsps whisky
60g sliced almonds
50g organic apricots
85g organic dates 
grated rind one unwaxed lemon
grated rind one unwaxed orange
225g almond flour
60g butter
80ml honey
4 eggs
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsps lemon juice
1 tsp mixed spice
¼ tsp sea salt

  • The night before you make the cake tip the raisins, sultanas, dried berries, dates, chopped apricots, the orange and the lemon rinds into a bowl and pour over the four tablespoons of whisky. Cover with a lid or cling film and give it a shake every time you walk past!
  • Set the oven to 140°C. Line a 15cm round tin with double thickness greaseproof paper or a 2lb loaf tin. 
  • Measure out the ground almonds (almond flour) and tip into the bowl with the salt, spices and bicarbonate of soda.
  • Add the flaked almonds and the lemon juice to the soaked fruit.
  • In another bowl cream the butter and honey.
  • Whisk in the eggs.
  • Fold in the fruit and the flour blend into the mix alternating between the two until all the ingredients have been folded in.
  • Tip into the prepared tin then cook for between 1½ hours and 2¼ hours. Cover with a sheet of parchment paper after an hour. The cake is ready when a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean and the top of the cake is firm and springs back when lightly touched.
  • To store, I wrap mine in a double piece of greaseproof paper and wrap with foil. I then put it into a freezer bag and store in the fridge.

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4 comments:

  1. So is this cake like a much better version of fruitcake, Vicky? I like the whisky factor. ;-)

    Merry Christmas, dear! xo,
    Shirley

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    1. Merry Christmas Shirley! It's just the same actually but without the grain and it's risen beautifully this time! Whisky is SCD legal so it's perfect in this cake! My other cake tastes really good but didn't rise quite in the same way but this looks just like a normal cake!

      Have a wonderful Christmas!

      Vicky xo

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  2. Hi Vicky,

    This cake looks wonderful!! You are so amazing at all-things baked goods.

    Wishing you an amazing holiday and happy New Year!

    Hugs,
    --Amber

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  3. I'm sure your family tell you this all the time (well I hope they do ;) ) but you are incredible Vicky ♥ I hope you manage to have a well-deserved rest over the next few days. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year xx

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