Eggless Christmas Cake Recipe

Eggless Christmas Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Serves one 18cm square cake

75 g

75 g

75 g

75 g

50 g

250 ml

25 g

30 ml

2 pieces

1

120 ml

50 ml

225 g

10 ml

45 ml

Sultanas

Raisins

Currants

Glace cherries, halved

Mixed peel

Apple juice

Toasted hazelnuts

Pumpkin seeds

Stem ginger in syrup, chopped

Lemon, finely grated

Milk

Sunflower oil

Wholemeal self-raising flour

Mixed spice

Brandy or dark rum

Apricot jam, for brushing

Glace fruits, to decorate

Method :
  • Soak the sultanas, raisins, currants, cherries and mixed peel in the apple juice overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas 4. Line and grease an 18cm square cake tin.
  • Add the hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, ginger and lemon rind to the fruit. Stir in the milk and oil. Sift the flour and spice, then stir in with the brandy or rum.
  • Spoon into the cake tin and bake for about 1 1/2 hours, or until the cake is golden brown and firm to the touch.
  • Turn out and cool on a wire rack. Brush with sieved apricot jam and decorate with glace fruits.

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