Christmas Cake

16 servings, ready in 30 minutes

Are you ready for the most wonderful time of the year? With this sugar-free Christmas Cake made with Splenda® Granulated you will make it a magical time!

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 3,5 - 4 hours

Instructions:

For the cake:

  • Place all dried fruits together in a bowl covered in milk. Leave in the refrigerator overnight or until all the milk is absorbed.
  • Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
  • Cover a 20cm deep round cake tin with baking paper on all sides.
  • Whip the eggs nice and fluffy and add the Splenda Granulated, add the melted butter to this mixture (make sure it’s not too warm), and the lemon juice and peel. Mix well.
  • Mix the flour, baking soda, and nuts in a separate bowl, and fold carefully through your egg mixture.
  • Add the soaked dried fruits to the mixture and fold them together.
  • Spoon this into the cake tin, making a slight dip in the middle to allow the cake to rise to a level surface, and bake for approximately 3.5 to 4 hours until golden. Test if the cake is by inserting a skewer, if it comes out clean, your cake is ready.
  • Leave to cool in the cake tin before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • For the marzipan:

  • Mix all ingredients to a smooth mixture. Set aside to chill for 1 hour before using.
  • Gently flour your working surface and roll the marzipan to 1cm thickness and cover your cooled cake with the marzipan.
  • Ingredients

    • For the cake:
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    • 350g Raisins
    • 200g dried Dates
    • 100g glace Cherries, halved
    • 75g dried Cranberries
    • 50g dried Apricots
    • 1 tsp Lemon juice + the peel from half a Lemon
    • 400ml non-fat or skim Milk
    • 200g Butter
    • 8 tbsp. Splenda® Granulated Sweetener
    • 5 Eggs, beaten
    • 75g chopped Walnuts
    • 225g plain Flour
    • 2 tsp Baking soda
    • For the marzipan:
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    • 300g ground Almonds
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 10 tbsp. Splenda® Granulated Sweetener
    • 1 tbsp. almond essence or almond extract

    Nutrition information

    per serving
    Energy 484kcal
    Fat 26.00g
    of which saturates 8.40g
    Carbohydrate 51.0g
    of which sugars 32.00g
    Protein 11.00g

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