Sugar Free, Grain Free Fruit Cake


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This is not your typical fruitcake. It's sugar free, dairy free, grain/gluten free, using ground almonds in place of flour, and is packed with dried prunes and pistachios. You can enjoy the cake soon after it's cool completely, but it is even better left for a day or two before slicing.

  • 200 g Almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
  • 250 g Prunes, cut in half
  • 80 g Pistachios, cut in half
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Brandy
  • 1 tsp Orange rind
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease and line an 10cm x 21cm loaf pan with baking paper.
  2. Combine almond meal, spices baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir through dried prunes and pistachios.
  3. Whisk eggs, melted oil, vanilla powder, brandy and orange rind in a large jug until combined. Stir egg mixture through almond mixture. Spoon into prepared pan. Level top with a spatula.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool the cake in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn out the cake onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.


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88 comments:

Sonia Cerca 9/11/16 07:16

It looks amazing! Plus this is the kind of sweets I like, added sugars free!

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Tania | My Kitchen Stories 9/11/16 08:45

Hi Angie. This is such a great cake . Sweetened with fruit and looking so delicious.

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Nancy Chan 9/11/16 08:52

Hmmm so healthy means I can indulge in a few more pieces without worrying about my weight! I love almonds and pistachios! Yums!

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fimère .b 9/11/16 10:13

il est bau et bien t(entant, bravo
bonne journée

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Rosa 9/11/16 10:22

That fruit cake looks delicious and comforting!

Cheers,

Rosa

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Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 9/11/16 10:22

What a stunning looking fruit cake, Angie. Love how beautifully you have made it sugar-free and grain-free. Healthy and delicious share.

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Anca 9/11/16 10:53

It looks amazing. I love fruit cake and your cake sounds great. Replacing sugar with dried fruits is a wonderful idea, it's something I like to do too. x

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Adina 9/11/16 11:16

I love the look of those prunes. And the fact that this is sugar free, I'd like to try it.

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan 9/11/16 13:51

Angie, I love that this fruit cake is sugar free, gluten free and dairy free and with all those aromatic spices and brandy - this most definitely is not taste free! Gorgeous cake!

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Tricia Buice 9/11/16 14:10

I love that you used prunes - we just don't cook with them enough and they are so delicious. Love the pistachios too! It is a lovely cake Angie.

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Hema 9/11/16 14:56

Loving this healthy and delicious cake, love prunes, would love to make this cake soon..

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Kitchen Riffs 9/11/16 17:27

This looks so terrific! You've packed some amazing flavor into this. Wonderful recipe -- thanks!

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The Happie Friends Potpourricorner 9/11/16 17:54

Your posts reminds me that Christmas is nearing!!Would love to try!!

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Evelyne CulturEatz 9/11/16 20:56

Wow that is too funny we were on the same wave length this week recipe wise. Really liking this cake and I do like prunes so bonus.

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grace 9/11/16 21:02

well this is just packed with good stuff! what a pretty and delicious and guilt-free loaf!

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Ashley@CookNourishBliss 9/11/16 22:27

You had me at pistachios! What a colorful and fun cake!

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Evolve Networking 9/11/16 23:11

It’s fruit cake season, my Father’s favorite time of the year. I like the addition of brandy and coconut oil, thanks for sharing Angie.

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Mary 9/11/16 23:45

It’s fruit cake season, my Father’s favorite time of the year. I like the addition of brandy and coconut oil, thanks for sharing Angie.

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 10/11/16 00:27

My kind of fruit cake! It looks wonderful, Angie!

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Gloria Baker 10/11/16 01:59

I love fruits cakes ! Look amazing ANgie :) :)

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Nammi 10/11/16 03:20

Looks yumm .... i love fruit cakes

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Abbe@This is How I Cook 10/11/16 04:53

This looks like an awesome fruit cake. Also reminds me that I better start some soon. I love fruit cake!

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Rafeeda AR 10/11/16 06:24

The sugar free is definitely the catch! I am pinning this up, sounds like a really flavorful cake to enjoy guilt free...

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faithy 10/11/16 07:54

Looks delicious! I love any fruitcake!

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Nava K 10/11/16 08:46

Hail its natural sweetness and hail to its fab outcome. Love the contrast of colours and tastes.

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Ann Low 10/11/16 13:56

Angie, I like this free grain fruit cake very much. I must add this on my baking list for Christmas! :D

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Tisa Jacob 10/11/16 15:17

Fruit speckled and no suger...Looks so good Angie.

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Eva Taylor 10/11/16 15:38

I am not a fan of the traditional, dried-fruit-packed fruit cake, it's just too sweet for my taste but this one looks wonderful...just the right amount of fruit and cake combination! I love that it's gluten free too. My dear Mom used to bake a fruitcake with a similar ratio of fruit to cake as your recipe (but with flour) but she also put grated coconut flakes into it. Boy was that delicious when you toasted it.
Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

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Megan - The Emotional Baker 10/11/16 15:51

I love how this is packed with fruit! I'm sure I couldn't stop with just one slice :)

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com 10/11/16 16:08

Angie, great minds think alike! I just this week wrote up my fruitcake for posting next Thursday. Like you, I don't put any of that phony, dyed "fruit" in it!

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Monica 10/11/16 16:23

Lovely bake. I like anything with pistachios!

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No Spoon Necessary 10/11/16 18:33

Oh wow, such a pretty cake, Angie! I absolutely adore the pistachios and brandy in here!! I could totally eat this for breakfast AND dessert! Cheers!

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Cheri Savory Spoon 10/11/16 18:56

Delicious looking fruitcake Angie, I bet prunes and pistachios are amazing together.

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Koko 10/11/16 18:58

This looks so delicious! It's hard to believe it's sugar free and grain free!

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Ely 10/11/16 19:11

Here am I! :D <3 Oh dear friend, this is amazing!! You're always wonderful.. I love that slice. <3 <3

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Kelly 10/11/16 19:19

This is the prettiest fruit cake ever! I love all the wholesome ingredients in here and definitely wish I had a slice or two right now!

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Yi @ YiReservation 10/11/16 21:34

For some reason, you always manage to make the most wonderful food using some of the healthiest ingredients. This fruit cake is no exception. Great stuff!

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Mindy Boyd 10/11/16 23:27

This looks great, much better than the fruit cake they sell in stores!

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lisa is cooking 10/11/16 23:39

This must smell so good while it's baking. I wish I had one of these cakes baking right now!

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Sharon D 11/11/16 00:46

This is a gorgeous fruit cake, Angie. Just in time for the festive season! ^.^

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The Yum List 11/11/16 01:28

I imagine enjoying a slice with a hot cup of tea.

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Balvinder Ubi 11/11/16 02:37

Oh, lovely!My daughter would love this recipe.What a beautiful sugar free cake.

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Cook With Manali 11/11/16 03:25

wow healthy fruit cake?!! I need a slice!

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Kushi S 11/11/16 05:51

I can't wait to try this out. Delicious!

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Alida 11/11/16 13:08

I would make this for Christmas! It looks amazing and I love that it is healthy too :-)

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kitchen flavours 11/11/16 14:52

Lovely cake, Angie! I like how the dried fruits and nuts are evenly distributed throughout!

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Sue/the view from great island 11/11/16 16:00

I love cakes and breads like this Angie, I make them to clear out my huge collection of dried fruits and nuts! Isn't almond meal the most amazing thing ever?

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Geraldine Saucier 11/11/16 18:07

Very nice. A tasty change to the traditional fruitcake.

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motherrimmy 11/11/16 20:26

So many people are eating lower sugar these days making this a terrific holiday recipe for folks avoiding sugar, not to mention the rest of us!

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Barbara 12/11/16 13:41

Love anything made with almond meal, Angie. And it's so nice to see a fruitcake without all those sugary cherries! Great recipe!

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Sophie's Foodie Files 12/11/16 17:20

Waw, Angie! This healthy fruit bread looks quite amazing!!! I need this in my life! :)
MMMMMMM!

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Chris Scheuer 12/11/16 18:31

Wow, you have something here to please everyone Angle! Wish I had a slice right now!

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Ivy 12/11/16 22:03

This looks amazing. I would love to try it!

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Dawn Yucuis 13/11/16 03:06

The fruit cake sounds amazing. It would be perfect for Christmas. I love that it is a lot healthier than the typical fruit cake.

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My Inner Chick 13/11/16 03:53

YUMMMM,
healthy can actually be GOOD)))) WOW.

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Beth 13/11/16 12:58

The spices and orange rind must give this cake a wonderful, autumn-like flavour. Yum!

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Helene Dsouza 13/11/16 19:26

I am a huge fan of almond flour and it's uses. Your cake Angie looks stunning and absolutely fits into this time of the year. I would love it with a hot cup of chocolate after dinner today.

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Claudia 13/11/16 19:46

Oh am I ever making this soon. I want cake so badly and have been singing "healthy, healthy, healthy" to myself after this year's weight gain. But now - I can have my cake and it, too!

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Liz Berg 14/11/16 01:14

The fruit, nuts and orange peel make this one outstanding, beautiful cake!

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Rosita Vargas 14/11/16 02:10

Mmmmmm ...se ve muy goloso y lindo con estos frutos,abrazos.

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Jessica Hylton 14/11/16 07:41

YES!! For someone like my dad who loves fruitcake and aiming to eat healthier, this is PERFECT Angie!!

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All That I'm Eating 14/11/16 17:03

Really like the sound of this, I bet the fruit adds such a nice sweetness that you don't even miss the sugar.

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Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 14/11/16 17:16

Your fruit cake looks so good - a nice healthy take on traditional fruit cake that is way too sweet for me :)

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Karen (Back Road Journal) 14/11/16 18:42

This fruit cake would be perfect for our friend who is trying to eat gluten and sugar free…I'm sure he would like it.

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Emma @ Bake Then Eat 14/11/16 21:51

I know I would love a slice or two of this cake, I love fruit cake :D

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Rebecca Subbiah 15/11/16 17:37

looks tasty perfect with a cuppa

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Gingi Freeman 15/11/16 19:24

That looks SO AMAZING for being sugar free and grain free!!!! WOW! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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Nazneen Hamilton 15/11/16 22:19

This looks wonderful, Angie! We Brits love our fruitcake :)
This one maybe a bit healthier for us :)

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Jeff 16/11/16 14:21

Mmm! I've never made bread with ground almonds! You have such amazingly inventive recipes!

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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 19/11/16 22:30

Oh wow! This just looks festive and perfect for a healthy holiday bread!

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Anne Regalado 20/11/16 09:49

Christmas mode : ON lol Hmmmmm need to try my hand in making fruit cake this year , hopefully ...... Love the look of this sugar-free version !

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nadia 20/11/16 17:17

Looks yummy! I love that it's both sugar-free and grain-free! :D

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 21/11/16 05:43

The typical fruit cake has never interested me, it just appears to sweet. This however, sounds delicious!

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Easyfoodsmith 21/11/16 09:07

Great recipe. I am going to pin it right away! Thanks for sharing.

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noobcook 22/11/16 06:09

Love sugar-free! the prunes are sweet enough, healthy and delish.

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Veronica Ng 24/11/16 00:57

This amazing fruit cake is definitely 'guilt-free'. Best of all there is no sugar, unlike the normal fruit cake. Thanks Angie for sharing such a wonderful healthy fruit cake.

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Pamela Palma 26/11/16 23:57

I will certainly bake this for Xmas! Thanks sweety!

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Pamela Palma 27/11/16 13:48

I slept over this recipe of yours and now I have a question: What if I change the spices? I know it will change the taste but my question goes further: would cinnamon and cloves match all right with almond and pistacchios? What do you think? Big hugs

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Choclette Blogger 27/11/16 18:55

Oh I do like the sound of this Angie. Perfect for my calendar - thank you :)

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Angie Schneider 27/11/16 20:20

@Pamela PalmaCinnamon and cloves sound great to me too.

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Pamela Palma 28/11/16 11:38

@Angie SchneiderThank you for your answer Angie. I will give it a try then. I don't like to change ingredients in recipes without asking the creator! Big hug and have a great week

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Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen 29/11/16 23:01

What a beautiful fruit cake,Angie! Wish I could have a slice right now. Love those large bits of fruit.

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Ruxana Gafoor 30/11/16 09:50

Looks so yum and sugar-free, a must try fruit cake

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motherrimmy 30/11/16 20:30

I know I'd be much happier with your lower sugar version of this holiday classic cake!

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Karen (Back Road Journal) 30/11/16 22:57

Sweetened only with fruit, this is my kind of cake.

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tigerfish 1/12/16 04:27

We don't need the sugar with prunes and fruits in the cake. Now I want some coffee with the cake.

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