A gluten free Christmas Cake with olive oil instead of butter

Lea Hogg's Blog


The secret of a Mediterranean diet is based on the use of olive oil and here I use it to replace butter in a Christmas cake that is gluten free. The cake has no added sugar, no butter and no flour and I love the taste and texture. If you prefer it sweeter add unrefined sugar

You will need:

500g dried fruit of your choice, (currants, raisins, apricots, sultanas, figs, prunes)
1 teaspoon baking powder (gf)
200g dates
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Few drops good vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2teaspoon mixed spice
Grated ring of an orange
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 eggs
250g ground almonds
50g nuts of your choice (almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts)
50g cherries

You will need a 20cm round cake tin

Preheat the oven to 150 C.
Cover the cake tin with baking paper or grease the tin lightly with olive oil
Add the beaten eggs…

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