Gluten Free and Sugar Free Fruit Cake

Ingredients

  • 150g dates, stones and chopped
  • 200ml water
  • 200g FREEE Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp FREEE Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g sultanas
  • 100g raisins

Method

  1. Put the dates into a bowl, pour on the boiling water and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Rub a little of the oil around the inside of a 8cm/7" deep cake tin and line the base with parchment. Pre-heat the oven.
  3. Sieve the flour, baking powder and spice into a bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Drain the dates, put them into a blender and pulse into a purée.
  5. Add the oil, treacle and eggs and pulse until smooth.
  6. Tip the date mixture into the mixing bowl and stir to make a smooth paste.
  7. Stir in the fruit.
  8. Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
  9. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean.
  10. Leave the cake to cool in the tin before turning out.