Easy Gluten-Free Cathedral Cake

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 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. Click through for recipe. www.isleofflora.com
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.

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. Click through for recipe. www.isleofflora.com
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!

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. Click through for recipe. www.isleofflora.com
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.

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. Click through for recipe. www.isleofflora.com
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. Click through for recipe. www.isleofflora.com
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. Click through for recipe. www.isleofflora.com

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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. Click through for recipe. www.isleofflora.com

cathedral cake
Easy Gluten-Free Cathedral Cake
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An easy alternative to traditional Christmas cake. It looks really special and tastes divine.
Servings Prep Time
1 cake 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cake 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 20 minutes
cathedral cake
Easy Gluten-Free Cathedral Cake
Print Recipe
An easy alternative to traditional Christmas cake. It looks really special and tastes divine.
Servings Prep Time
1 cake 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cake 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cake
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 150C fan / 140 non fan / 302 F. Prepare a 23-25cm loaf tin by greasing and lining with baking paper.
  2. Roughly chop fruit and mix with nuts in a bowl. Sift flour and spices into fruit and nut mix and stir to thoroughly combine.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk eggs, brown sugar and rum.
  4. Pour egg mixture into fruit and nuts and stir until a paste like batter forms around fruit and nuts and all flour is dissolved.
  5. Spoon into loaf tin and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes in the centre of the oven. Check half way through - cover top with tin / aluminum foil if browning too quickly.
  6. Cool on rack and don't cut until fully cooled. To serve cut thin slices with a sharp knife. Wrap in brown paper or cling film and store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
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