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Diabetic Fruit Cake

By ritagior (GoodFood Community)
  • Rating: 4 out of 5.9 ratings
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • 3 to 6 hours soaking time, plus 1 hour cooling time
  • Easy
  • Makes Pieces
This is a very good cake, without sugar and eggs, suitable for diabetics or those watching their weight.


  • Diabetic Fruit Cake.
  • 450grms. mixed vine fruits
  • 2tbsps. dry cognac or whiskey
  • 225grms. chopped dates
  • 50grms. chopped walnuts or roasted chopped almonds
  • 2tsps. mixed spice
  • 3tsps.baking powder
  • 225grms. wholemeal flour
  • 275mls. water
  • 1 orange rind
  • 1 lemon rind
  • About 4 tbsps. warm water


  • STEP 1
    Mix the mixed vine fruits in the cognac or whiskey.
  • STEP 2
    Melt the chopped dates in the 4 tbsps. water very slowly mixing all the time, over low heat. Mix with the vine fruits. Let the mixture stand in a cool place for 3 to 6 hours.
  • STEP 3
    Sift the flour, baking powder and the mixed spice, add the rinds and the chopped nuts.
  • STEP 4
    Mix the flour mixture with the fruit mixture well and put the cake mixture in a greased loaf tin measuring approximately 12cms. x 22cms.
  • STEP 5
    Bake in a preheated oven, gas mark 4 or 195 degrees celius for about 50 mins. Check with a skewer. If it comes out clean, then the cake will be ready.
  • STEP 6
    Let cool for about 1 hour.
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