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Gluten free christmas cake made and resting yum


125 gButter

125 gSoft Brown Sugar


1 tspMixed Spice

2 tbspsBrandy or Fruit Juice

1Lemon Rind & Juice

150 gGluten Free Plain Flour

400 gMixed Dried Fruits

100 gGlacé Cherries

100 gMixed Peel

100 gAlmonds

3 tbspsApricot jam

200 gMarzipan

2Egg Whites

400 gIcing Sugar

1 tspVegetable Oil



1. Cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

2.Beat in the eggs, mixed spice, brandy, lemon rind and juice.

3. Mix the flour.

4. Stir in the mixed dried fruits, glace cherries, mixed peel and almonds.

5. Push the mixture into a deep greaseproof lined 20cm/8"cake tin.

6. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 2/2¼ hours.

7.Allow to cool in the tin for 12 hours.

8.To make the topping, warm the apricot jam and spread it over the cold cake.

9.Roll out the marzipan and lift it onto the cake.

10.Press the marzipan around the cake and trim off any excess.

11. In a bowl beat the egg whites until stiff.

12. Beat in the oil and icing sugar a little at a time.

13. Spread the icing over the cake.

14.Decorate with a ribbon.

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Temperature & cooking time:

150°C/Fan130°C/300°F/Gas Mk 2

Dietary status:

Without Gluten , Without Soya, Without Wheat.

Please note: Dietary status is a guideline only

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I clicked recipies so fingers crossed


Sounds lovely gins,I bet it is going to taste gorgeous :)


any sugestions on diabetic christmas recipies I`m the only one in our house not diabetic and although I could quite happily eat a cake to myself I don`t fancy having to go out and buy xxxxxxxxxL size clothes

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Hahaha, I sympathise with you.


Sounds yummy xxxx


I would like a gluten free and sugar free recipe if anyone knows of one please!! XX


Thank you for this, I missed my Christmas cake so much since I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. This sounds extremely yummy, I just have to replace the sugar with an alternative sweetener.


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