Allergy Free Christmas Cake


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brandy, rum or extra water
  • Juice of one orange
  • Rind of the orange, plus rind of a lemon, finely grated
  • 170g butter or coconut oil
  • 1 cup shakkar or other unrefined sugar (or can leave it out altogether)
  • 2 tsp mixed spice & 1 tsp ginger (or other spices of your choice)
  • 900g-1kg dried fruit. Use a packeted mix, or choose your own mix, eg: 250g raisins, 250g sultanas, 150g prunes, 150g figs, 100g dates, 100g cherries
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup white rice flour


  • 1/2 cup arrowroot (gluten free version) OR ½ cup coconut flour (starch free version)
  • 2 tsp pectin, guar gum or xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 large or 4 small eggs


Based On Nigella's Easy Action Xmas Cake, But Adapted For My Clients With Food Sensitivities, And Chestnut Puree Not Found In NZ. Probably Changed So Much She Won't…

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