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Christmas Fruitcake - 1

Type: Fruit
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 12 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups 125g / 4.4ozWhole wheat flour
2 teaspoons 10mlBaking powder
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt
1/3 cup 65g / 2.3ozLow-fat margarine
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozMixed dark and light raisins
1/2 cup 46g / 1.6ozAlmonds - chopped
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozHazelnuts - chopped
1   Orange fine grated - rind of
1 3/4 cups 192g / 6.8ozCarrots - grated
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlMixed baking spices
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround cinnamon
1/2 cup 118mlGranulated sweetener
2   Eggs - beaten
3 tablespoons 45mlOrange juice
2 tablespoons 30mlBrandy or rum - (optional)

Recipe Instructions

Heat oven to 350F.

Mix flour, baking powder and salt together and rub in the margarine until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add fruit, nuts, orange rind, carrots and spices and mix well.

Mix the sweetener into the eggs and beat into the dry ingredients. Add enough orange juice to make a soft dough.

Put the mixture into 8" round or 7x7" nonstick cake pan and bake for 45-60 minutes (or use larger pan and reduce cooking time) When ready, the cake should be firm to the touch and a toothpick should come out clean. Cool in the cake pan.

Turn out upside down, make a few toothpick holes in the bottom and spoon in any leftover orange juice and alcohol if using. Store in an airtight container.

Suggested icing is made with apples and cottage cheese.

The Diabetics' Cookbook by Roberta Longstaff and Jim Mann


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