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Diabetic Fruit Cake

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Serves 1 - 12 Pieces

This is a very good cake, without sugar and eggs, suitable for diabetics or those watching their weight.

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  • 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


    1. Mix the mixed vine fruits in the cognac or whiskey.
    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.
    3. Sift the flour, baking powder and the mixed spice, add the rinds and the chopped nuts.
    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.
    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.
    6. Let cool for about 1 hour.

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19th Aug, 2010
A good friend had been diagnosed as being a diabetic and therefore couldn't have our normal cakes. I tried this recipe and our friend was overjoyed, almost to tears. The recipe has 275ml of water but does include this in the method. Dates were to be dissolved in 4 tbsp of water which I found not to be enough as the dates became thick and sticky. I added this to the dried fruit and brandy, then added 275ml of Guinness and left it to soak for 6 hours. The resulting cake was wonderful. No sugar, butter or eggs. Our friend bought me a double whisky which I found to be equally wonderful!
20th Dec, 2009
If only the recipe had mentioned to add the 275ml of water at step 3... ...anybody fancy lots of fruit covered in some dry flour?


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