Eggless Christmas Fruitcake

    Eggless Christmas Fruitcake

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    An egg-free Christmas fruitcake recipe which uses unsweetened apple sauce to keep it nice and moist. This recipe makes one ring cake and one loaf so you have one to give away.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 ring cake and 1 loaf

    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
    • 3 cups unsweetened apple sauce
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup raisins
    • 1 cup chopped pitted dates
    • 450g glace mixed fruit
    • 2 cups chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 cup walnut halves
    • 1 cup halved glace cherries

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C. Grease a one 23cm ring tin and one loaf tin.
    2. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, cornflour, bicarb soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves into a large bowl. Stir in the apple sauce and oil, then mix in the raisins, dates, glace mixed fruit and 2 cups chopped walnuts. Pour into the prepared pans. Pans should be about 3/4 full.
    3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a skewer comes out clean.

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