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Healthelicious Fruit Cake
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About the Healthelicious Fruit Cake
Funny story about how I came to be a fruit cake maker.
When one of my daughters was about to be married we said to the groom to be, “We’re doing all this organising for my daughter, is there anything special you’d like?”
The groom replied, “You know what I’d really like?”
“What?” I asked.
“An old fashioned fruit cake, with marzipan icing.” he replied.
“It shall be done!” I said.
So Julie went looking for a wedding cake shop. Finally found one, ordered a cake, bought a rice custard and left. When she opened the rice custard to eat it there was a layer of mould on the top!
Needless to say, Julie returned the rice custard and cancelled the wedding cake order.
She came home and said to me, “It’s less than a week to the wedding, what are we going to do?”
I said, “I’ll make it then.”
Well, after I picker her off the floor, (’cos I wasn’t the cook at home) I sent her off to get me a cake tin and a recipe.
So Julie brought home a large cake tin and a photocopied recipe from the Womens Weeky Celebrations cookbook.
Well. I over cooked it by 100 degrees for an hour longer than I should have. It turned out as black as the ace of spades and as hard as bell metal!
No time left to cook another. We needed to decorate it and you know you cannot ice a hot cake.
I turned it on it’s side, took the bread knife and sawed of the top. (It didn’t quite need the circular saw!)
Iced, it went over a treat and was a great hit.
After that I started making fruit cakes for my family and software clients for Christmas.
And I’ve had more than one person tell me it’s the best fruit cake they’ve ever tasted!
Allergen Statement for the Healthelicious Fruit Cake
Contains almonds, nut flours, dried fruits and honey.
And like all my products, what I leave out is as important as what I put in:
No artificial colours No artificial flavours No artificial fragrances No cane sugar No excitotoxins No flavour enhancers No detectable gluten No added preservatives No trans-fats
Ingredient List for Healthelicious Fruit Cake
Click on any hyperlinked ingredient for a data sheet on that ingredient.
The ingredients for an individual batch may vary slightly due to seasonal unavailability, crop failure or supplier shortages.
In descending order of quantity used the standard recipe includes:
- glace cherries
- coconut flour*
- lemon peel
- orange peel
- almond meal
- coconut oil*
- hazelnut meal
- cinnamon verum*
* an asterisk after the ingredient name denotes wild crafted or organic.
This information is current as of 5 January 2017. Batches made before or after this date may be different.
Honey is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-microbial agent.
Nutrition Information Panel for Healthelicious Fruit Cake
Portion size: 50 grams Nutrient per portion per 100g Nutrient per portion per 100g Energy 631 1263 Protein 3.02 6.04 Unsaturated Fats 3.07 6.14 Sugars 19.60 39.21 Saturated Fats 1.25 2.50 Carbohydrates 21.48 42.96 Medium Chain Triglycerides 1.04 2.09 Fibre 2.66 5.33 Total Fat 5.19 10.39 Sodium 35.93 71.87
This information is current as of 5 January 2017, is approximate and average.
Despite my best efforts at thoroughly mixing the ingredients, the actual values can vary from bar to bar.
Mineral & Vitamin Content for Healthelicious Fruit Cake
% of Recommended Daily Intake For Nutrient Men Women Energy 11 7 Protein 5 6 Total Fat 2 2 Carbohydrates 11 13 Fibre 9 11 Calcium 3 2 Copper 8 11 Iron 10 10 Manganese 5 6 Magnesium 6 6 Phosphorus 6 6 Potassium 5 7 Selenium 5 6 Sodium 5 5 Zinc 3 4 Vitamin A 2 3 Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 3 3 Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 6 10 Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 3 2 Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 4 4 Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 5 5 Vitamin B7 (Biotin) 4 5 Vitamin B8 (Inositol) 0 0 Vitamin B9 (as Folate and/or Folic Acid) 2 2 Vitamin B12 5 5 Choline 5 7 Betaine 0 0 Vitamin C 12 12 Vitamin D3 over 30 over 30 Vitamin E 11 15 Vitamin K 1 2
This information is approximate and average.
Despite my best efforts at thoroughly mixing the ingredients, the actual values can vary from slice to slice.
Testimonials for the Healthelicious Fruit Cake
“Yours is the best fruit cake I have ever tasted!” Domenico