Christmas Cake


  • 350g of spelt or all purpose flour
  • 170g of light muscovado
  • dark brown sugar
  • 170g coconut oil
  • 50g chopped walnuts
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 150g sultanas
  • 200g raisins
  • 150g of chopped dates
  • 100g of glacé cherries
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs of dark molasses Grated zest of an orange
  • 125ml of soya or cashew milk
  • 1 tbs of baking powder
  • 60ml of brandy First
  • apple cider vinegar
  • milk and leave to curdle


  1. Slightly hardened so it's butter texture. vegan or regular butter would work to

  2. In the meantime Sieve the flour and spices and rub in the coconut oil with your fingers until you have a bread crumb texture

  3. Stir in the molasses and ground almonds

  4. Then add the sugar, dried fruit, orange zest, glacé cherries, chopped walnuts and mix well

  5. Then add the milk and apple cider vinegar mix and stir everything together until you have a nice batter

  6. Pour batter into an 8

  7. Bake in the middle of the oven 150c for 2 hours or until cooked through and browned on top

  8. Use a skewer to check it's cooked inside

  9. Once cool prick the cake several times with a stick and pour over half the brandy

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