Tuesday, 27 May 2008


HI ALL, this is my latest healthy creation of fruit cake which I can enjoy without feeling guilty. I used my favorite dried fruit and nuts but you can choose your own to suit your taste. All the fruit have natural sweetness so no need for sugar and I only used 100 ml olive oil so it is not so bad for a large cake like this one. I hope you enjoy it.

  • 400 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground mix spice
  • 100 g grated carrots
  • 100 g prunes, chopped
  • 100 g dried apricots, chopped
  • 100 g mix dried fruit
  • 100 ml good olive oil
  • 50 g glazed cherries, halves
  • 50 g sun flower seeds
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 3 tbsp runny honey
Grease and line a 25 cm cake tin. Sieve the flour together with baking powder and mix spice. Add carrots, all the fruit and seeds to the flour. Mix it well with a wooden spoon. Then add the eggs, oil and orange juice and honey and stir it together to form a soft dropping consistency. Spoon into the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake in a preheated oven, 180c, 160 fan, gas mark 4, for 45- 50 minutes or until the fine skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre of the cake. Leave the cake to cool in the tin before turning out.

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