Low Fat Christmas Cake
Make little cakes and give as a gift to elderly people
3 cups mixed dried fruit (you may vary the proportion of fruit to suit your preference e.g. include dried apricots, figs, dates etc.) (500 grams)
1 cup orange juice (250 ml)
1 tabsp honey (25 grams)
1 teaspoon bi-carbonate of soda (2 grams)
2 tabsp brandy (50 ml)
1 cup mixed chopped nuts, walnuts, pecans or almonds (120 grams)
2 large eggs (120 grams)
1 cup cold mashed pumpkin (170 grams)
1 cup white self-raising flour (130 grams)
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 cup wholemeal self- raising flour (140 grams)
Place dried fruit, orange juice and honey in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Remove from heat and add bi-carbonate of soda, brandy and nuts.
Cool and then add beaten eggs and mashed pumpkin.
Sift white flour with mixed spice and then add wholemeal.
Fold in sifted flour and mixed spice.
Grease or line a 20cm round tin or place in 8 Texas size- greased muffin tins.
Fill tins and decorate with nuts and dried fruit or use royal icing when cooked.
Heat oven to 165°C and bake for 1 to1 ¼ hours for individual ones or 1 ¼ to 1- 1/2 hours for large ones.
Pour a little brandy over cakes while hot and then wrap in foil.
To decorate, dust a commercial royal icing with a little icing sugar and roll out until 3mm thick. Cut into stars or other Christmas shapes. Place on cakes and garnish with silver balls. Analysis doesn’t include icing
Serves : 8
Quantity per Serve : small cakes
Nutrients per Serve :
KJ 1734, Calories 415, Carbohydrates(grams) 70, Fat(grams) 10.5, Protein(grams) 8.3
Lactose Free, Vegetarian