Christmas Cake (gf)

Christmas Cake (gf)

Gluten Free Christmas Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Serving Size: 15


  • 850g dried mixed fruit
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup gluten-free plain flour
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup blanched almonds
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • Handful of cherries
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 peanuts
  • 1/8 glazed cherries


  • Mix 2/3 of the brandy and the dried fruit in a bowl, and then transfer to an airtight container. Let it stand for at least 24 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 150°C. Grease a round cake pan.
  • Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs (1 at a time), beating well.
  • Sift the spices and flours over the butter mixture. Add the fruit mixture and stir until well combined. Place the mixture into the pan and smooth the surface. Decorate the top with almonds, walnuts, glazed cherries and peanuts.
  • Bake the cake for 2 hours or until a skewer inserted into the top of the centre comes out clean. Poor the remaining brandy over the hot cake. Allow the cake to cool completely and serve.

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