Yummy fruit cake

This low-cost, dairy-free fruit cake is totally yummy and a great treat or even a Christmas cake alternative.
Serves: 16 (makes 16 slices)
Time to make: 1 hr 15 mins , plus 2 hrs soaking
( Hands-on time: 15 mins )
Total cost: $ 8.00 / $ 0.50 per serve

(at time of publication)

Yummy fruit cake

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Cutting dairy out of your diet for health reasons or because you’re vegan doesn’t have to be a chore. Healthy Food Guide has an extensive collection of healthy dairy-free recipes to make the transition easy and delicious.


  • Decorate with pecan halves or almond halves.
  • You can use cranberries instead of raisins, or peaches instead of apricots.
  • If you want an egg-free recipe, omit the eggs.
  • To make this cake a ‘celebration’ cake (eg. for a birthday or Christmas), dust the cool cake with icing sugar and place a few glacé cherries on top. (Did you know glacé cherries aren’t very healthy? They are made by boiling the fruit in a strong, sugary syrup. This makes the fruit lose its colour so the factory adds artificial red or green colouring.)

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Photographer: Devin Hart
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