Healthy Christmas Fruit Cake

By Nadine Zaki  

December 25, 2016

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A light, healthy Christmas cake to enjoy through the holidays. The dried fruits give this cake natural sweetness and the combination of orange and cinnamon make it burst with flavor.

  • Yields: 15 servings


Dried Fruits: 200g raisins / 200g dried cranberries /200g dried apricots

50 g walnuts

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ā¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of salt

Juice and zest from 1 orange

2 cups Almond Flour (ground almonds)

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 eggs


1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C

2. Combine the dried fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange juice, zest, salt, olive oil and eggs

3. Add flour, baking soda and walnuts to the mix

4. Pour your mixture into the a lined cake mold

5. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until cake is cooked through

6. Let cake cool and decorate it with powdered sugar

Although a sociologist at heart, Nadine finds her love in nutrition, her passion in Pilates and her purpose in writing. Nadine is a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and a Pilates-instructor in the making. She is also the founder of health blog, Nourished by Nadine (@nourishedbynadine) where she shares her own recipes, as well as health tips.