Gluten Free Fruit Cake

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13Ingredients
530Calories
2Hours

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups mixed dried fruit
  • 1 cup dried apricots (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 11 tablespoons butter (at room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons all-spice
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces gluten (packet, free marzipan)
  • 4 pieces thin florist wire, snipped into thirds

Directions

  1. Combine fruit and brandy in a large bowl. Cover with plastic food wrap and let stand overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°F. Grease and line a 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with 2 layers parchment paper, extending paper at long sides for handles.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in a small bowl until light and creamy. Beat in eggs, one by one, until combined.
  4. Add butter mixture to fruit mixture and stir to combine. Stir in ground almonds, sifted rice flour, baking powder and all spice.
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and smooth out the surface. Bake for 2 hours or until a skewer inserted at center comes out clean. Cover pan tightly with foil. Cool overnight.
  6. On a workbench dusted with half the powdered sugar, knead marzipan until smooth. Roll out to 1/8 inch thick. Using star cutters, cut out 1 x 1 inch stars, 2 x 2 inch stars and 3 x 3 inch stars. Thread stars onto wire. Set overnight.
  7. Dust cake with remaining powdered sugar. Arrange stars on top of cake.
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NutritionView more

530Calories
Sodium7%DV170mg
Fat26%DV17g
Protein43%DV22g
Carbs24%DV72g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories530Calories from Fat150
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat17g26%
Saturated Fat8g40%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol75mg25%
Sodium170mg7%
Potassium560mg16%
Protein22g43%
Calories from Fat150
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate72g24%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars49g98%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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