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Christmas Cake (Gluten, Dairy and Refined Sugar Free)



20 portion(s)

Christmas Cake

  • 85 g brown rice
  • 150 g almonds
  • 30 g potato starch
  • 10 g tapiaco flour
  • 2 tsp Guar Gum
  • 75 g dates
  • 1000 g dried fruits, raisins, sultanas, currants, cherries, cranberries, prunes or figs
  • 1 orange, peel and juice
  • 1 lemon, peel and juice
  • 150 g brandy, Sherry, whisky or rum, plus extra for feeding
  • 250 g coconut oil
  • 100 g Coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground gloves
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamons
  • 100 g flaked almonds
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped


  • 240 g Coconut sugar
  • 220 g blanched almonds
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 - 4 tsp rose water essence
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 - 3 tsp almond essence

Recipe's preparation

    Christmas Cake
  1. 1. Place brown rice into Thermomix bowl and mill for 1 minute / speed 10

    2. Add almonds and mill for 10 seconds / speed  9

    3. Add potato starch, tapioca flour and guar gum and mix for 5 seconds / speed 4. Set aside.

    4. Place rind of Lemon and orange in Thermomix bowl and zest for 20 seconds / speed 8

    5. Add dates (and any large dried fruit) and chop for 5 seconds / speed 5

    6. Add the dried fruit, juice of lemon and orange, alcohol, coconut oil and coconut sugar and cook for 13 minutes / 95C / reverse speed 1. Leave to cool for 60 minutes.

    7. Heat oven to 130C. Line a deep 20cm cake tin with a double layer of baking parchment, then wrap a double layer of newspaper around the outside – tie with string to secure.

    8. Add the almond rice mix, baking powder, mixed spice, ground cinnamon, flaked almonds, eggs and vanilla bean and mix for 1 - 2 minutes / reverse speed 4

    9. Tip into your prepared tin, level the top with the spatula and bake in the centre of the oven for 2 hrs.

    10. Remove the cake from the oven, poke holes in it with a skewer and spoon over 2 tbsp of your chosen alcohol. Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin.

    11. To store, peel off the baking parchment, then wrap well in cling film.

    12. Feed the cake with 1-2 tbsp alcohol every fortnight, until you ice it. Don’t feed the cake for the final week to give the surface a chance to dry before icing.


  2. Marzipan
  3. 1. Place coconut sugar into the Thermomix bowl. Mill 15 – 30 times / Turbo 0.5 seconds, allowing the sugar to settle each time. Tip out and set aside

    2. Place the blanched almonds (they must be dry) into the TM bowl and grind until fine 10 seconds / speed 10

    3. Add most of the milled coconut sugar (save 2 Tbsp for step 5). Mix 10 seconds / speed 3

    4. Add egg yolks and flavourings. Knead 1 minute / until a rough paste is formed – add the other egg yolk if it still looks like crumbs, then knead again 30 seconds /

    5. Taste and add more almond extract if desired – knead 30 seconds / if you’ve added more. Turn out of the bowl and use the remaining coconut sugar to roll out the marzipan if needed

    6. To store, wrap tightly with greaseproof paper or cling film and then store in an airtight bag or container in the fridge



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Cover cake with Marzipan, and royal icing or fondant. I cheated and used bought stuff

Cake can be made 4 - 6 weeks before required and aged in an airtight container away from direct light

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  • I made this in my TM5 very

    Submitted by Mitzyfoz on 28. December 2015 - 14:33.

    I made this in my TM5 very easily, and have decided that this is my new Christmas Cake recipe. Absolutely divine! Thank you  tmrc_emoticons.-)

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