For Friday Food and Fitness today I’m going to share with you a delicious and sugar-free fruit cake recipe. It’s pretty easy to make and tastes good. The only unusual ingredient is the Apple Juice Concentrate. As it sounds it’s simply highly concentrated apple juice. Which works to bring a little sweetness without the refined sugar and is available from your local health food shop. I was planning to make this as my birthday cake a few weeks back – but better late than never hey!
825g tin of peaches
1kg bag of dried fruit
1/2 cup of brandy (or sherry)
1/4 cup of Apple Juice Concentrate
3 cups of SR flour
1 cup of wholemeal plain flour
2tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 cup of Pecans
Drain peaches and keep the juice aside
Mix the dried fruit with the peach juice and brandy
Allow to soak overnight in the fridge.
Add the purée and the apple juice concentrate to the fruit. Mix well.
Sift the flour and spices into the mixture. Mix well.
Beat eggs and fold into the mixture.
Pour into a large, deep, lined cake tin (or two smaller ones)
Arrange pecan on top of the mix
Bake at 160 C for 2 hours or until inserted skewer come out clean
(if you are using smaller tins allow less time)
Remove from the oven and let the cake stand in the tin for 10 minutes before removing and cooling.