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Whole Spelt Fruitcake

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This sensational winter loaf cake contains a wonderful mix of dried fruits and nuts and simply perfect for the holidays. Feel free to substitute your own favorites; you'll need about 350 g dried fruit and 150 g nuts total. Date syrup can be replace with honey or maple syrup too. Brush the cake with Port or Brandy or leave it out. Either way, it's very delicious and addictive with all the nuts, dried fruits and spices.

  • 250 g Whole spelt flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 large pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 large pinch of cardamom
  • 1 tsp Ginger bread spice
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 120 g Date syrup or honey
  • 200 g Dried apricots, chopped
  • 150 g Raisins, or dried cranberries
  • 100 g Hazelnuts, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 50 g Almonds, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Port or Brandy plus extra for brushing the cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F, fan forced. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl together with baking powder and spices. Set aside. Grease a 20cm loaf pan generously with butter.
  2. Beat the eggs until combined. Slowly drizzle in date syrup and beat until well combined and fluffy. Stir in flour-spice mixture until well combined.
  3. Add in chopped dried apricots, rainsin and Port wine. Stir until well combined. Spread the mixture into prepared pan. Level top with a spatula.
  4. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. If cake is browning too much, cover with foil after 45 minutes. Brush the hot cake with 1 extra tablespoon Port wine. Cool the fruit cake in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and enjoy! | © 2020 |

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Iwona 15/11/20 06:53

It looks absolutely amazing :)

Martyna 15/11/20 09:22

I'd like to try this:)

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 15/11/20 13:43

I am not a fan of fruitcake but this looks fantastic! I will try it!

Tom 15/11/20 14:07

...I became aware of spelt flour a number of years ago. Since I'm not a big fan of fruitcake, the perennial tale for me was that there is only one fruitcake and it just keeps being regifted.

Jeff the Chef 15/11/20 17:27

What a beautiful cake. The color is just sensational. It would make a perfect addition to the holidays.

Marissa 16/11/20 01:26

We're big fruitcake fans, but I've never tasted one made with spelt flour. Love the idea! Also love how fruit loaded yours is!

foodtravelandwine 16/11/20 03:09

Great!!....I want to try it!!....t looks wonderful......Abrazotes, Marcela

speedy70 16/11/20 08:31

Ottimo questo dolce al farro, molto invitante!!!

Natalia 16/11/20 09:03

The inside is so pretty and tempting!

yonosoymillenium 16/11/20 10:31

te ha quedado muy apetitoso, me lo anoto, me gustará este pastel de frutas

Nammi 16/11/20 13:02

Oh yumm. I love fruit cakes but havent attempted to make one myself

Karen (Back Road Journal) 16/11/20 13:59

My husband and I both love fruitcake...Christmas wouldn't be the same without one. Wish I had a slice of yours right now with my morning tea.

Heidi | The Frugal Girls 16/11/20 23:47

This is such a crazy good fruitcake. I love all of the fun flavors you've incorporated, especially those addicting apricots and cranberries!

Balvinder 17/11/20 03:40

Oh my, how yummy does this look! I might try with a gluten free flour.

savorthebest 17/11/20 05:25

I actually really like fruitcake and I love the process of making it. Great flavors with the spelt flour!

tigerfish 17/11/20 21:45

Whoever said holiday desserts are sinful is wrong! They can be indulgent yet still healthy and nutritious .

Raymund 17/11/20 22:46

I can feel Christmas in this recipe!

Debra Eliotseats 18/11/20 00:12

It is fruitcake time, Angie! :)

mjskit 18/11/20 22:03

Fruit cake is the quintessential food of the holiday season. I remember my mother making it around Thanksgiving then soaking it in brandy for 3 weeks. Not the healthiest fruit cake, but it sure was good. Yours has the same appearance as hers - dense and filled with fruits and nuts. The difference being, your is definitely more healthy and I'm sure just as delicious.

Evi 19/11/20 07:40

This looks really good!

Noob Cook 19/11/20 14:51

This fruitcake is definitely fit for the holiday season!

Suja Manoj 20/11/20 20:36

Fruity delicious. This is perfect for holidays, yum.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/11/20 22:12

This looks amazing, Angie, and all the fruits I think I would add myself. I haven't made a fruit cake in too long.

Milla Kaminski 24/11/20 18:17

How beautiful and appetizing your cake looks. I definitely want to cook this yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous 24/11/20 19:11

What a lovely fruit loaf for winter. It looks really good packed with fruit and nuts as it is. And I approve whole heartedly of the spelt flour.

Choclette x

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 28/11/20 14:06

Oh, my, your fruitcake looks amazing, Angie! I love how it is so packed full of fruit and nuts.

Josiah - DIY Thrill 9/12/20 23:19

This Fruitcake looks really yummy!


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