Moist Christmas Cake (no added sugar or fat)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe is really moist with a great flavour. Because of the natural sugars in fruit it is naturally sweetened. I have used this cake for all special occasions and everyone just loves it. Especially when they find out there is no added sugar or fat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line base and sides of 20cm squared cake tin with paper.
  2. Place mixed fruit, apricots, undrained pineapple, orange juice and spice in a saucepan.
  3. Bring slowly to boil, simmer uncovered 2-3 minutes, remove from heat.
  4. Cover and allow to cool.
  5. Stir egg yolks (optional) and soda into fruit mixture.
  6. Whip egg whites stiffly in large bowl.
  7. Fold in fruit mixture, then fold in flour, making a firm mixture.
  8. Spread into cake tin, bake in moderate oven (160c) for 1 1/2 hours.
  9. Cover the hot cake with foil and allow to cool in the pan.
  10. On special occasions, you may decorate the top with glace cherries and a few almonds.
  11. Take care- all nuts have a high fat content.
  12. The pineapple can be replaced by 3/4 cup water and 1 cup mashed pumpkin.
  13. or 3/4 cup water and 1 cup pureed pie apricots Add the pumpkin or apricots after the fruit mixture has cooled.
  14. The water is added to the dried fruit so it can be boiled.
Most Helpful

Very flavorful and moist- a nice change from all of the super sweet things around our house these holidays. I wasn't sure what wholemeal flour was- so I used whole wheat flour and allspice instead of mixed spice. Also, 160c converted to 320f. Thanks for sharing this wonderful "healthy" cake- I even had some for breakfast with my coffee.

runningirl December 26, 2008

This recipe tastes wonderful. It is ful of flawour and is easy to make. I found it perfect for Christmas and for a wedding cake I recently made

debbie.bell February 08, 2005