Sugar Free Fruitcake

"This is a very nice for a sugar free cake. Lots of ingredients but worth it."
photo by RonaNZ photo by RonaNZ
photo by RonaNZ
Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Grease and line with parchment paper an 8 inch cake pan.
  • Sift the flour,baking powder and apple pie mix into a bowl.
  • Rub the butter with your fingers until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Carefully stir in the chopped apricots, dates, and candies cherries and raisins with the milk, beaten eggs ,grated rind and orange juice.
  • Stir in the honey and mix everything together to a soft dropping conistency.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and level the surface.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350oF for 1 hour until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Let the pan cool before turning out.

Questions & Replies

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  1. JeweledOne
    Could I use almond flour for this instead of AP? What else would I have to alter? Thanks.


  1. RonaNZ
    I realise that a cake made with the rubbed method is not going to be as light as a creamed method cake so the density of the cake was not a disappointment. In fact, it was reasonably light for a rubbed method cake but I was careful and didn't work the flour too much. The flavour was good too, the honey and fruit giving just enough sweetness. However, I think it could have done with more fruit. There was just a bit too much cake to fruit for a denser cake. I decided to try making it into biscotti rather than wasting it. 4 hours in a low oven and we have something that is very tasty,chewy and crunchy. Funnily enough, some it disappeared during the slow cooking. It turns out that this cake is delicious hot!


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