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    • catznine
    • By catznine 30th Nov 04, 10:49 AM
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    Vegan Christmas Cake
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    • 30th Nov 04, 10:49 AM
    Vegan Christmas Cake 30th Nov 04 at 10:49 AM
    Wasn't sure where to put this but this is a recipe for an eggless, fatless and sugarfree cake that I have used for the past couple of Christmas cakes:

    6 oz brown flour
    3 tspns baking powder
    2 oz ground almonds
    2 tspns mixed spice
    1 lb mixed fruit
    4 oz dates
    4 oz apricots
    grated rind of an orange or lemon
    1/2 pint water
    2 tbspns orange juice

    Soak fruit overnight in the liquid. Add dry ingredients and stir well. bake in a 2lb loaf tin or cake tin for approx 1 and a 1/2 hours at 160c, covering for last 1/2 hour.

    To make this more "festive" I soak the fruit in cointreau and orange juice and leave it there for at least 24 hours!
    You could use any mix of fruit - glace cherries for more colour etc. I have also sucessfully frozen this cake.
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  • Galtizz
    • #2
    • 30th Nov 04, 11:18 AM
    Re: Vegan Christmas Cake
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    • 30th Nov 04, 11:18 AM
    Thanks for that Catzine, sounds perfect for someone I know who has to watch her cholesterol. I thought she was going to have to have a tea loaf.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 30th Nov 04, 11:25 AM
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    • #3
    • 30th Nov 04, 11:25 AM
    Re: Vegan Christmas Cake
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    • 30th Nov 04, 11:25 AM
    great for my dad, who is watching cholestrol too,


    thanks
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 1st Dec 04, 4:29 PM
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    • #4
    • 1st Dec 04, 4:29 PM
    Re: Vegan Christmas Cake
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    • 1st Dec 04, 4:29 PM
    how long would it keep, i mean if i make it today or tomorrow will it be ok for christmas?
    Not a vegan just dont want to have to [glow=red,2,300]shell out[/glow] for any eggs!!! boom boom!
  • Galtizz
    • #5
    • 1st Dec 04, 4:32 PM
    Re: Vegan Christmas Cake
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    • 1st Dec 04, 4:32 PM
    Groan, groan, groan ;D

    Just need a recipe for reduced cholestrol icing and marzipan to decorate it now any ideas anyone?
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 1st Dec 04, 4:43 PM
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    • 1st Dec 04, 4:43 PM
    Re: Vegan Christmas Cake
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    • 1st Dec 04, 4:43 PM
    Cholesterol is produced by the body, so any food which says its low in cholesterol is ripping you off.
    Nuts - like the almonds in marzipan - are 'good' fats.
    you could do away with the icing and marzipan, how about just doing the top, or else cover the cake with nuts/fruit. You could make a festive stencil and dust through it with icing sugar, or use a doily for the same effect.
    Or else a 'basket weave' effect with strips of ready to roll icing, so therefore using a lot less icing.
    hope i had some useful ideas!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 1st Dec 04, 6:45 PM
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    • 1st Dec 04, 6:45 PM
    Re: Vegan Christmas Cake
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    • 1st Dec 04, 6:45 PM
    i made last night, will let you know how it keeps, half in freezer, rest out to eat. is good though.
    • catznine
    • By catznine 1st Dec 04, 9:04 PM
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    • 1st Dec 04, 9:04 PM
    Re: Vegan Christmas Cake
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    • 1st Dec 04, 9:04 PM
    I think if you put a fair bit of contreau/brandy or whatever boozy liquid you choose in it, it will keep for Christmas! I still have some slices in my freezer from last year that I forgot about, ate some last week, perfectly ok.

    Why not decorate the top with glace fruits and nuts? these can look really lovely and festive.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 2nd Dec 04, 8:52 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 04, 8:52 AM
    Re: Vegan Christmas Cake
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    • 2nd Dec 04, 8:52 AM
    did put fruits on mine, but oly a few.
    • mondeo-owner
    • By mondeo-owner 17th Dec 10, 8:50 PM
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    i am trying this recipe as we speak (cake baking as of 5 minutes ago), will see what its like in an hour and a half
    • mondeo-owner
    • By mondeo-owner 21st Dec 10, 9:27 PM
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    Turned out as an excellent cake, but sadly it disappeared within two days
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