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Vegan Christmas Cake

Doves Farm recipe

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This delicious fruity celebration cake is made without eggs or dairy products and is gluten free as well making it ideal if you are catering for gluten free, egg free or casein free diets.

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Unit of measurement


400 gMixed Dried Fruits
100 gGlacé Cherries
100 gMixed Peel
150 gRice Flour
2 tspsMixed Spice
1 Apple
150 gBrown Sugar
1 Orange Zest and Juice
125 gSunflower Oil
1 tspXanthan Gum
75 mlWater
2 tbspsApricot Jam
200 gMarzipan
1 Firm Banana
400 gIcing Sugar


  1. Put the dried fruits, cherries and mixed peel into a large bowl with the flour and mixed spice.
  2. Mix well until the flour sticks to the fruits.
  3. Grate the apple into another bowl.  Add the sugar, oil, grated orange rind and juice and beat together well.
  4. Add the xanthan gum and water to the bowl and mix well.
  5. Stir in the floured dried fruits .
  6. Line a deep grease proof lined 20cm/8" cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  7. Press the cake mix into the lined tin and cover the top of the cake with another circle of greaseproof.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for 3 hours.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the tin.
  10. Warm the jam slightly and spread it over the top and sides of the cake.
  11. On a floured surface roll out the marzipan into a 25cm/10” circle.
  12. Lift the marzipan onto the cake and gently press in place down the sides.
  13. Put the firm banana and icing sugar in an electric blender and mix into a stiff icing.
  14. Cover the top and sides of the cake with the icing.
  15. Add seasonal decorations.


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Temperature & cooking time:
140°C/Fan 120°C/ 275°F/Gas 1 for 3 hours

Dietary status:
Without Dairy, Without Egg, Without Gluten, Without Soya, Vegan, Without Wheat.

Please note: Dietary status is a guideline only. If you have a food allergy, please check the suitability of your ingredients.

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By Miss Natalie Dale

30 Jan 2014 | 16:56 GMT

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Amazing! Made this morning and am now enjoying a slice with green tea. Made a few changes to recipe. I used 250g of dried fruit and then added 100g of chopped dates and 100g of walnuts. I also added two grated carrots to add some veg! Cut the brown sugar down to 100g and added some natural honey. Also took the greaseproof paper off the top for the last hour. Delicious, am very very happy!

By Mrs andrea edwards

30 Dec 2013 | 22:14 GMT

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my daughter loved this cake-she said it was the beat she had ever had. it was very moist and sticky,which we both loved.its already on my list for next christmas!

By Ms sarah childs

26 Jan 2013 | 17:33 GMT

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Thankyou so much for this recipe! It is DELICIOUS. Used Agar instead of xanthum, maybe why took an extra hour cooking, but at the end, was the best fruit cake, vegan or not, that I've eaten