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Reduced Fat Rich Christmas Cake

Something special to enjoy this festive season!

10 servings

Medium 40 Minutes



For the recipe  Reduced Fat Rich Christmas Cake

For the Cake:

300 g Dates (10 oz) chopped
200 ml Orange Juice Unsweetened (7 fl.oz)
3 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (2-3 drops)
3 ml Dr. Oetker Moroccan Almond Extract (2-3 drops)
30 g Treacle (2 tbsp)
225 g Wholewheat Plain Flour (8 oz)
1 Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Sachet (1 tsp)
30 g Mixed Spice (1 tbsp)
450 g Mixed Dried Fruit (1 lb)
30 g Apricot Jam or Honey (1 tbsp)
175 g Dr. Oetker Ready Rolled White Soft Fondant Icing (6 oz)
0.1 g Sprinkles Sprinkles of your choice to decorate
3 Medium Eggs




Reduced Fat Rich Fruit Cake

Pre-heat oven to 170ºC/325ºF/Gas Mark 3 or 150ºC for a fan assisted oven. Grease and line a 20cm (8inch) round, deep cake tin with baking parchment.


Put the dates in a saucepan with the orange juice. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 mins, stiring occasionally, until softened. Leave to cool, then blend in a food processor until smooth.


Beat in a few drops of Vanilla and Almond Extract, the eggs and treacle. Mix the flour, baking powder, spice and dried fruit together in a bowl. Gradually work the date mixture into the dry ingredients and transfer to the prepared tin.


Smooth the top and bake for 1 hour until firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin.


Wrap in foil and store for 24 hours before serving.


If decorating, brush with apricot glaze. Place the Ready Rolled Icing over the cake and gently trim the edge. Decorate with sprinkles of your choice.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Reduced Fat Rich Christmas Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1880 kJ
449 kcal
1160 kJ
277 kcal
Fat 4.70 g 2.90 g
Carbohydrate 90.18 g 55.67 g
Protein 16.62 g 10.26 g