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Cherry & Almond Christmas Cake


Very nice cake, especially for Christmas time!













Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


250 grams maraschino cherries
½ cup mixed peel
½ cup apricots, dried
½ cup almonds
100 grams ginger
sucrose-free, (Buderim Ginger brand), chopped
2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
1 tablespoon brandy
1 x butter
melted, to grease
140 grams apples
fruit puree (Goulburn Valley brand)
½ cup sugar, superfine
2 large eggs
3 large egg whites
2 tablespoons oranges
rind, finely grated
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup self-rising flour
9 each maraschino cherries
extra, halved
30 each almonds
whole blanched
1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur


Combine the sultanas, cherries, peel, apricot, almonds, ginger, liqueur and brandy in a glass or ceramic bowl.

Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 8 hours or overnight to macerate.

Preheat oven to 150°C.

Brush a deep, square 18cm (base measurement) cake pan with melted butter to lightly grease.

Line the base and sides with 2 layers of non-stick baking paper.

Place apple, sugar, eggs, egg whites and orange rind in a bowl.

Use a whisk to mix until combined.

Add fruit mixture and use a wooden spoon to mix well.

Sift over combined flours and stir until combined.

Spoon cake mixture into prepared pan.

Tap the pan on the benchtop to settle mixture and smooth the surface.

Arrange the extra cherries and almonds over the surface in a flower pattern.

Bake in oven for 2 hours or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove cake from oven.

Pour the extra liqueur over the cake.

Wrap the pan in 2 clean tea towels and set aside to cool completely.

Turn the cake out onto a wire rack.

Cut into slices to serve.

Notes & tips

This cake will keep for up to 1 month.

Wrap in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 24g (0.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 477% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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