By Sara Borg.

Ingredients for a Healthy Christmas Fruit Cake:

  • 100g Pitted dates
  • 100g Dried apricots
  • 50g dried figs
  • 30g raisins/sultanas
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts
  • Juice and zest of one orange
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract/1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 100g spelt flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinammon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup of coconut oil, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c and line a 18-20cm baking tin with parchment paper.
  2. Start by chopping the dried fruit and place these in a bowl together with the zest of one orange.
  3. Beat the eggs and add the vanilla, spices and orange juice. Then pour this mixture over the dried fruits and combine well.
  4. Add the melted coconut oil to the fruit mixture then add the spelt flour and baking soda and mix well.
  5. Pour the cake mix into the lined baking tin and flatten over the top making sure the mixture is evenly spread out.
  6. Bake in the oven for approx. 1 hour and 15 mins or until the top is golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool. Then cut into squares or delicate slices. You should get approximately 30 pieces out of this recipe.
  8. Store in the fridge in an airtight container


Sara Borg

About Sara

I was born into a family of healthy eaters and from that my passion for healthy eating and all things good for you grew. I am very conscious about giving my body all the goodness that it deserves, especially in today’s fast-paced lifestyle where pre-packed ready meals and sugar loaded snacks are so easily available.

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