Recipe: Traditional Christmas Cake (Gluten Free)

We’d like to share our gluten free Traditional Christmas Cake recipe with you, just in time for Christmas! We’d love to see your version of the cake, why not post up a photo on our Facebook page? Enjoy!

Ingredients
250g Butter
4 Eggs, beaten
100gm Chopped almonds
1/2 Cup of brandy
1/2 Cup agave
1/2 Tspn mixed spice
375gm Raisins
2 1/4 Cups almond meal
250gm Currants
250hm Sultanas
100gm Mixed peel
125gm Chopped prunes
1/2 cup water
1/2 tspn bicarb soda
1 tspn each of grated orange and lemon zest
Almonds to decorate

Method
Grease 23cm cake tin & double line with baking pater.  Preheat oven 160°
Melt butter, water, brandy & agave in pot. Add dried fruit & peel, bring to boil & simmer for 8 mins, stirring frequently.  Place mixture in large bowl & allow to cool.
Stir in eggs & citrus zest with wooden spoon. Stir in almond meal, bicarb, mixed spice & chopped almonds. Spoon into prepared tin.
Decorate top with whole almonds & cover top with baking paper.  Loosely wrap cake in brown paper & bake 160° for 1 hr.
Remove the brown paper & reduce  temp to 150°.  Bake for further hour or until skewer clean.
Drizzle with 2 tbsps brandy & leave to cool in tin.

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