Sunday, May 5, 2024

elana's pantry's (sort of) paleo fruitcake

This is a cake from Elana's Pantry that I try to make every Christmas, and I use two small glass loaf pans that I grease first. Two of these tiny cakes don't seem like much, but they are dense. I tend to use whatever dried fruit I can find here in Japan. (It's not totally Paleo because I don't use the coconut ingredients that she calls for.)

You'll need: 
  • 1.5 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dates, with pits removed and then chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries (I usually use dried cranberries instead)
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest (or soak the fruit in orange curacao instead)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
Do this:

Combine your dry ingredients, then add in the fruit and walnuts. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients, and then stir them into the dry ones.

Into your greased mini loaf pans they go.

Bake 350/170 for 20-30 minutes, and try not to eat it up all at once. 

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