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OMS-friendly Christmas Fruit Cake

Celebrate this Christmas with a delicious, OMS-friendly fruit cake. thanks to Kaye for this recipe.

Time 12 Hours
Skill Level Intermediate

Ingredients List

Serves 4
  • 0.5 cup "sultanas, raisin, currant, chopped dried dates (796)"
  • 1 lemon (finely grate zest of lemon)
  • 3 cups orange juice (squeeze your own if you have the time)
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 0.5 cup ground almonds
  • 2 cups self-raising flour


  1. The day before cooking, place dried fruit, lemon zest and orange juice in a saucepan and bring just to the boil. Remove to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave to soak overnight.
  2. The next day, heat oven to 150°C. Line a 20cm cake tin with cooking paper.
  3. Stir vanilla, baking soda, mixed spice, ground almonds and flour into the dried fruit mixture.
  4. Spread cake mixture into prepared cake tin. Bake for 2 hours or until a skewer comes out clean.
  5. Cool in tin for 30 minutes before removing cake to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store in an airtight container.