Sugar-free, nut-free wholemeal Christmas cake

Sugar-free, nut-free wholemeal Christmas cake

This Christmas cake is ideal for those who need to watch their intake of sugar or nuts, whether due to diabetes or nut allergy, or even as a lower-calorie option of the traditional fruit cake. It is also made with wholemeal flour, which will go down well with those of you who avoid refined white flour. 


  • 500 g dried fruit of your choice
  • 250 g dates
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • Few drops vanilla
  • Zest and juice of one orange
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 5 eggs
  • 200 g wholemeal flour
  • 50 g cherries
  • 20 g candied peel
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp liquor of your choice


  1. Preheat oven to 150 C.
  2. Line a 20 cm dish with baking paper.
  3. Combine all the ingredients together leaving the flour to go in last.
  4. Pour the batter into a cake dish.
  5. Bake for an hour and 15 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool
  7. Use a skewer to pierce the cake and pour two spoons of a liquor of your choice.
  8. Preferably keep this cake in the fridge and moisten with more liquor every few days.

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