Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Cake

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This Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Cake is super easy to make, is made with healthy wholefood ingredient and is packed full of flavour.

Gluten free christmas fruit cake on a cooling tray with ingredients behind it.

Who says you need to miss out on dessert at Christmas time when you can make this amazing gluten and dairy free fruit cake.

And if you want more gluten free options to try then check out these Easy To Make Gluten Free Christmas Desserts or this Chocolate Almond Fudge or these Homemade Ferrero Rocher Chocolates.


Gluten free – is suitable for those with a gluten intolerance as it is made using almond meal and coconut four.

Dairy free – it is also suitable for those with a dairy or lactose intolerance.

Easy to make – this cake requires no soaking of fruit beforehand and only takes a handful of steps to make.

Healthy wholefood ingredients – which are easy to find at any supermarket, health food shop, market or online store.

Slice of fruit cake on a green plate.


Dry Ingredients

Dry Ingredients - walnuts, almond meal, baking powder, coconut sugar, coconut flour, nutmeg, pecans, cinnamon.

Pecans & Walnuts – you can substitute with any nut of choice.

Other Gluten Free flours – I have not tested this cake with other gluten free flours.

Fruit & Wet Ingredients

Remaining ingredients - coconut oil, orange juce, eggs, vanilla extract, orange zest, sultanas, dried apricots, dried cranberries.

Dried fruit – you can use any dried fruit you wish. I chose dried apricots, dried cranberries and sultanas in my cake as they go really nicely together.


STEP 1. Mix dry ingredients. Add ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix well to combine.

STEP 2. Mix fruit and wet ingredients. Add ingredients to another mixing bowl and mix well to combine.

STEP 3.Combine wet and dry ingredients. Combine wet and dry mixtures and mix really well.

STEP 4. Cook cake. Spoon batter 20cm round tin and top with extra nuts and dried fruit (optional step) and cook in oven for 60-70 mins, covering with foil for last 30 mins to prevent the top from overbrowning.

Cake batter in a lined cake tin, with added nuts and fruit on top, ready to be baked.


Can I soak the fruit and/or the cake?

I prefer not to soak the fruit cake, so that everyone in my family can enjoy it, however if you are wanting add some alcohol, I have included an optional step in the recipe notes below

What cake tin should I use?

I used a 22cm round cake tin to make this fruit cake, however you could use a square tin. Any size from 18cm – 22cm will work.

How should I store this cake?

You can store this cake for ages in the fridge (up to 3 months) and in the freezer (up to 1 year).

Fruit cake on a cooling rack.

Looking for other baked dessert recipes? Try these:

Gluten Free Anzac Slice

Best Ever Gluten Free Banana Cake

Flourless Almond and Lemon Cake

Lastly, if you make this fruit cake I would love to hear from you. You can either leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! If you do make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram! It really makes my day when I see your creations of my recipes.


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