Cute Christmas Cakes

Christmas or fruit cakes often take quite a long time to prepare, but not this one! This one is quick, easy, and comes in slightly larger bite size portions – how convenient. Cute Christmas Cakes, if you will, ready in under 30minutes.


  • 150g almond meal
  • 300g mixed dried fruit (your choice), dicked and soaked in 150ml orange juice for 1-12hours
  • 10g ground cinnamon
  • 10g ginger, ground
  • 5g cardamom, ground
  • 5g cloves, ground
  • 5g nutmeg, ground
  • 1tsp vanilla bean extract or paste
  • 50g tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3lge organic eggs
  • Slivered almonds on top, optional


  • Preheat oven to 180°C and line muffin trays.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Scoop a spoonful at a time into the lined muffin trays evenly distributing. Quantity will make 6 large cakes or 12 small. Press into the top the slivered almonds if using.
  • Bake for 20minutes or until golden on top and bounces back when touched.
  • Serve warm with custard.


Substitute Ingredients

  • To make this recipe vegan: replace eggs with 50g Flaxmeal soaked in 50g water or orange juice, 50g Chia Seeds in 50g water or orange juice and 5g Xantham Gum.


Health and Lifestyle Notes

  • Grain Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Refined Sugar Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescatarian



Elena Duggan