Free From Christmas Cake

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With the festive season fast approaching, FREEE by Doves Farm ensures that those on a gluten free diet can enjoy home baking this Christmas. With a range of delicious Christmas recipes that the whole family will enjoy, festive free from baking couldn’t be easier. From a delicious fruity Christmas Cake through to a luxurious Chocolate Christmas Pudding, all of the recipes are gluten free, making Christmas entertaining easy for everyone.


Free From Christmas Cake
Free From Christmas Cake
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Recipe by FREEE by Doves Farm (freee-foods.co.uk)
Servings
1 cake
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings
1 cake
Cook Time
2 hours
Free From Christmas Cake
Free From Christmas Cake
Print Recipe
Recipe by FREEE by Doves Farm (freee-foods.co.uk)
Servings
1 cake
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings
1 cake
Cook Time
2 hours
Ingredients
Cake
  • 100 g raisins
  • 100 g sultanas
  • 100 g currants
  • 100 g glace cherries
  • 100 g mixed peel
  • 100 g dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp sherry
  • 200 g FREEE Plain white flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 150 g butter or vegan spread
  • 150 g soft brown sugar
  • 3 eggs or 40g FREEE chickpea flour + 1/4 tsp FREEE xanthan gum mixed with 120ml water
  • 1 tbsp water
Icing and decoration
  • 300 g granulated sugar
  • 200 ml water
  • 300 g satsumas
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 lemon grated rind and juice
Servings: cake
Instructions
Cake
  1. Weigh the raisins, sultanas, currants, cherries, peel and cranberries into a bowl. Add the sherry, stir to mix and set aside overnight if possible.
  2. Line the base and edges of a deep 20cm/8" round cake tin with parchment. Cover the outside of a 10cm/4” round cake tin with parchment and sit it inside the larger tin.
  3. Pre-heat the oven.
  4. Sieve the flour and spice into a bowl, set aside.
  5. Put the butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
  6. Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated before adding the next (or mix together and add chickpea flour, xanthan gum and water).
  7. Add the prepared flour followed by the 1 tbsp water and mix together well.
  8. Stir in the prepared fruit.
  9. Tip the mixture into the space between the two prepared tins, pushing it down and smoothing the top.
  10. Bake for 2-2¼ hours, loosely covered with parchment.
  11. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 12 hours.
Icing and decoration
  1. Put the granulated sugar and water into a saucepan over medium heat and stir until dissolved. Cut the satsumas into 5mm slices, add them to the syrup and simmer gently for about two hours. Leave to cool in the syrup.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment and pre-heat the oven.
  3. Drain the satsuma slices and lay them on the prepared baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn them over and bake for a further 20 minutes. Leave to cool.
  4. For the icing put the icing sugar and two spoons of orange juice into a bowl and stir to combine. Stir in additional drops of the orange juice until the icing just starts to flow.
  5. Drizzle the icing over the top of the cold cake.
  6. Press the prepared satsuma slices on top of the icing.
Recipe Notes

Equipment

One 20cm/8" deep, round cake tin, one 10cm/4" deep, round cake tin, large baking tray

Temperature

150°C, Fan 130°C, 300°F, Gas 2

Free From and Dietary Notes

Free from Gluten, Soya, Wheat and Nuts. Vegetarian.

Where suggested alternatives are shown, follow these to make this recipe also free from eggs and/or dairy. Can also be Vegan.

FREEE by Doves Farm Products

  • FREEE Plain White Flour
  • FREEE Chickpea Flour (if using)
  • FREEE Xanthan Gum (if using)
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