Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr
I was looking for a recipe for my DH who adores his fruit cake. I found this on the A.B.C. and he loved it. Soaking time for the fruit is not included in the preparation time
- 1 1⁄2 cups sultanas
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons brandy
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup sieved pumpkin puree (no lumps)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup apple juice concentrate
- 1⁄2 cup skim milk or 1⁄2 cup low-fat milk
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup wholemeal self-rising flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- Mix the sultanas, raisins, brandy and water, and then soak overnight.
- Mix seived pumpkin, eggs, apple concentrate and milk.
- Add the soaked fruit, nuts and spices, then sifted flour and bicarbonate of soda. Return bran left in sieve to flour mixture. Mix well with wooden spoon.
- Spoon into a lightly greased 20cm cake tin.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 200C, then turn down the heat and bake at 180C until cooked through and browned. (approx. 1-1/4 hours).
- Using the apple concentrate gives the sweetness to this cake.
I am not rating this as to whether suitable for a diabetic or not . I am giving this cake 5 stars as it is easy to do and delicious. I made it in the form of a slice using only sultanas and it is a great cake, low in fat and sugar. It is so moist too from the puree. We have all loved it for morning tea - so much so I should have made double !!!!
there is no such thing as a diabetic Christmas Cake. Adding apple juice concentrate is no better than using sugar. It is an instant fast acting sugar. The sultanas,, rasiens, pumpkin puree, white flour are no better. My husband and daughter both have diabetes. Please do your homework before passing on false hopes. Best solution...on occasion, have a small piece and do a little more insulin
Followed your recipe in detail to see how it would be, & I wasn't disappointed ~ YOUR FRUITCAKE IS WONDERFUL! Of course, that, coming from someone who really enjoys fruitcake, might seem biased, but I sometimes think this kind of cake gets a raw deal a lot of the time! Anyway, I liked that it's diabetic (& so will some of my friends!), AND that is includes pumpkin & wholemeal flour, all of which gives it a wonderfully unique taste! Thanks for sharing your recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Diabetes Awareness Month Tag Game]