This easy to make fruit cake is a simple alternative to making a Christmas cake. It’s called a cathedral cake because in the light a thin slice looks like a stained glass window – it looks stunning and tastes divine. It’s also gluten and dairy free – not that you can tell.
This cathedral cake only uses a little cake batter to hold it all together so really it’s just a lot of fruit and nuts. A hint of mixed spice, cinnamon and brandy or dark / spiced rum adds some festive flavour.
A friend’s mum made a cathedral cake recently and I couldn’t stop eating it. Its gooey fruit and crunchy nuts had me hooked. This prompted me to come up with a gluten-free cathedral cake recipe and I think I’ve done it justice – you can’t tell this is gluten-free at all. This cake is for those that love fruit cake but might want something a bit lighter or simpler to make than a traditional Christmas cake. It also makes a great last minute gift!
Serve with tea or coffee when friends decide to pop over before Christmas. Store in an airtight container and it will last for up to three weeks. If you aren’t worried about it containing gluten or wheat then you can substitute gluten-free flour for normal plain flour.
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