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Paleo Traditional Christmas Cake
by TENINA HOLDER

 

SERVES 12 – 14

NEED:

  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp each ground cloves, mixed spice and nutmeg
  • 75g butter
  • 75g honey
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1tsp vanilla bean paste
  • Pinch pink salt flakes
  • Finely grated zest 1 orange,
    1 lemon, 1 lime
  • 200g almond meal
  • 600g dried fruits of choice, craisins, cherries, dates, apple, apricots, raisins, currants
  • Honey or maple syrup for glazing
  • Blanched almonds for decorating (optional)

DO:

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C and butter and double line with baking paper, a 19cm spring form tin. Set aside.
  2. Place baking powder, ground spices, butter and honey into a saucepan and melt on a medium heat, stirring until combined.
  3. Place eggs, vanilla, salt, and zests into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Add warm honey mixture and almond meal to the bowl and combine well, stirring vigorously.
  5. Add fruit and stir to combine. The mixture will be quite stiff.
  6. Spread into prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes until fragrant. Brush immediately with either honey or maple syrup to create a glaze. This is optional.
  7. You may add almonds on top as pictured if you wish, you will need to cover the cake for at least 20 minutes baking time if you do that.

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