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Gluten Free Rich Fruit Loaf

A rich fruit cake is the traditional cake of choice at Christmas time, but it doesn't only have to be for Christmas. A lovely fruit loaf goes great with a good strong cup of tea, this one is gluten and dairy free so no need to miss out on a good slab of it. You could even pretend it's Bara Brith, it is fairly close in flavour.

This recipe is...

This recipe contains:

  • Egg, 
  • Tree Nuts
Recipe by Alison Wheatley


140g sunflower spread
140g dark brown muscovado sugar
3 eggs
150g gluten free self raising flour
50g ground almonds
1tsp mixed spice
300g dried mixed fruit
60ml almond milk
  • Preparation Time: 25 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 2 Hours
  • This recipe makes 8 slices


1. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar with a fork.

2. Whisk the eggs into the sunflower spread and sugar, one egg at a time. You will end up with a runny, grainy mix which almost looks curdled.

3. Sieve in the flour and add the ground almonds, fold into the mix until well combined.

4. Add in the mixed fruit and almond milk and mix well.

5. Grease a large loaf tin and line with grease proof paper, place in the mix into the tin and then put in an oven preheated to gas mark 4 for 1 and half to 2 hours. The cake is cooked when a knife or skewer pushed into the middle comes out clean.

Nutritional Information (Per slice)

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
369 59g 2g 13g 42g 6g

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