Vegan Fruit cake
This is a good one for the big cake. I have made it often;
225 gr chopped ,stoned dates, 50 gr ground almonds
275 mls boiling water, 1 teasp mixed spice
450 gr mixed fruit 4 tablsp orange juice or lemons x 2
75 " wholemeal flour flaked almonds for top
75 " plain white flour + 3 teasp baking powder.
2 lb loaf tin or 7-8" sq tin. lined with baking parchment.
Set oven @ 160c / gas 3
Soak dates in the water in a large bowl and cool. Then mash with a fork or potato masher. Add all other ingredients except the flaked almonds. Mix well. Put the mixture into the tin and sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top.
Bake for approx 75 - 90mins until cake is firm and a skewer comes out clean.
leave to cool before removing from the tin
As there is NO fat, NO eggs , NO sugar......this is also excellent for diabetics. I don't DO cupcakes I'm afraid. Can't stand 'um!!