Gluten Free Christmas Cake - Whitworths

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Gluten Free Christmas Cake

30 mins plus 24 hours soaking
Basic
MAKES 12
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  • 280g Whitworths Juice Locked Raisins
  • 320g Whitworths Chopped Almonds
  • 60g Whitworths Little Jewel Cranberries
  • 40g Whitworths Chopped Apricots
  • 35g Whitworths Ground Almonds
  • 140g unsalted butter
  • 80g coconut sugar
  • 130g gluten free buckwheat flour
  • 2 oranges (juice of 1 and zest of 2)
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 100ml sherry
  • Marzipan, icing and festive charms to decorate as required
  1. Place the almonds, raisins, sultanas, cranberries and apricots into a bowl, pour over the sherry then add the zest of 1 orange. Soak for at least 24 hours or until the liquid has been asorbed.
  2. For the cake... preheat your oven to 140⁰C/Fan 120⁰C/Gas Mark 1 then double line an 8 inch cake tin.
  3. Cream the butter and the coconut sugar until smooth and creamy then whisk in the eggs until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Add the juice of 1 orange and the remaining zest.
  5. Sift the flour and mixed spice together in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Fold the flour and ground almonds into the batter mix, then carefully add the fruit and chopped almonds.
  7. Place the mixture into the tin then bake for 2½ to 3 hours until golden brown.
  8. Leave to cool in the tin. Once cool cover tightly with tin foil and store in a tin until needed.
  9. Marzipan and icing can be rolled out and added as optional extras.
  10. Decorate with holly, fruit and nuts and festive charms.