Recipe

Gluten- and dairy-free spicy fruit cakes

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 12 Item
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Ingredients

Gluten- and dairy-free spicy fruit cakes
  • 1/3 cup (45g) slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup (105g) mixed glacé cherries, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon glacé ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (75g) glacé pear, finely chopped
  • 100 gram dairy-free spread
  • 1 cup (135g) gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup (110g) light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) rice milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white

Method

Gluten- and dairy-free spicy fruit cakes
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    Grease a 12-hole (⅓-cup/80ml) standard muffin pan; line base of pan holes with rounds of baking paper (see notes).
  • 3
    Combine nuts and glacé fruit in a small bowl; sprinkle mixture evenly into pan holes.
  • 4
    Beat spread in a small bowl with an electric mixer for about 1 second, just to soften slightly (see notes). Sift flour, spices and 2 tablespoons of the sugar together in a medium bowl. Beat flour mixture and milk into spread only until combined.
  • 5
    Beat egg and egg white in a small bowl with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes or until thick and creamy. Add remaining sugar, beat until dissolved. Gradually beat egg mixture into flour mixture. Spoon mixture into pan holes.
  • 6
    Bake cakes for about 15 minutes. Stand in pan for 5 minutes; turn, bottom-side up, onto a wire rack to cool. Remove lining papers.

Notes

The easiest way to line the base of a pan hole is to cut the bottom out of cupcake paper cases; use the correct sized case for the muffin pan. Don't overbeat the dairy-free spread or it will break down; you just need to break it up before adding the flour mixture. These cakes will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.

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