Healthy Treat Recipe Uses No Wheat, No Butter, No Oils.
This Almond Fruit Cake Recipe Uses No Grains At All
Here is a welcome little recipe for people with sensitivity to wheat and other grains. Those who have coeliac diseases will enjoy this one.
Just the thing for a children’s party when some children are on gluten free diets, or for those school lunches to provide a healthy snack filled with protein-rich goodness.
If you prefer, and no one is allergic to peanuts, then peanuts could be substituted for the almonds.
You will need:
1/2 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups ground almonds – or use cashews or peanuts if preferred
1 cup of minced sultanas or raisins
1 cup of minced dates
Beat up the eggs well. Add the sugar and beat again.
Pour the boiling water over the baking soda and stir.
Add all other ingredients, including the cream of tartar, into the bowl containing the beaten egg mixture.
Now pour over the hot water and baking soda mixture.
Stir all ingredients well.
Put the cake mix into a buttered and floured tin or pyrex dish. About 23 cm square is fine.
Bake on 180 C for around 3/4 hour, or until the cake is lightly browned and smelling delicious.
Leave to cool, and then ice if desired.
You could use a straight icing sugar icing with cocoa powder. Alternatively, you might like to use a philadelphia cheese icing with a little lemon juice added. Simply add enough icing sugar into your philly cheese to make a smooth, spreadable consistency. Add the lemon juice. Mix in well. Then spread over your Almond Fruit Cake.
Or use without icing and simply slice into squares when cold.
Delicious treat for school lunches.
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