Wednesday, 2 December 2015

HO HO HO....Delicious Alchemy most wonderful Christmas cake

Gluten free Christmas Fruit Cake Mix


Well what can I say other than 'WOW', this was such an easy and wonderful baking experience, especially if your not one for soaking and prepping your fruit, buying all the different bags of this and that for one magical cake. They take all the stress out of baking and preparing and boy what a joy! 

It was a fantastically easy cake to make, bake and decorate. I loved every second of doing it knowing that it would be flawless in taste, and boy wasnt it good! The mix of fruit was perfect and so YUMMY, it was DELICIOUS!  

I followed the recipe below and it worked perfectly, all you really need to do for this is add the wet ingredients correctly and hay presto you have a wonderful bake!

I would highly recommend this to anyone, if you are an established baker or a novice. It is simple and perfect for the FESTIVE time of year!



Mixed Dried Fruits (55%) (Raisins, Dates, Sultanas), Dark Brown Sugar, Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch, Mixed Spices , Stabiliser (Xantham Gum)


Typical ValuesPer 100g*Per 79.5g serving **
(*cake mix, as sold.)
(**Unbaked cake mix, as prepared using orange juice. 1/12th cake.)
- of which saturates0.2g5.6g
- of which sugars54.9g30.3g

You’ll need

1 x 650g Delicious Alchemy Christmas fruit cake mix
110g  soft unsalted butter or dairy free alternative
2 large eggs
75ml brandy or orange juice
Zest of 1 orange (optional)

Step 1

Before you get mixing, preheat the oven to 160C/140C for fan-assisted ovens. Line the base and sides of a 7 inch baking tin with greaseproof paper. Make sure the paper sticks out 2.5cm (about an inch) above the rim of the tin.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix the butter (or dairy free alternative) and zest (if using) then add in 45ml of the brandy or orange juice. Whisk the eggs separately and then add to the bowl along with the dry cake mix.

Step 3

Mix together for 2½ minutes. You can pop it all in a mixer if that’s easier. Once it has all come together, put the mix into your prepared tin and bake for 1 hour 45 minutes.

Step 4

Once baked to perfection, allow to cool for 20 minutes, then pierce the cake several times with a skewer and pour on the remaining 30ml of brandy or orange juice until it is all absorbed. Wrap up well and store until required. Decorate with an icing of your choice.