No-Bake Gluten-free Christmas Cake

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Here is an award winning no-bake Christmas cake. When it comes to making a dessert in my kitchen, it has to be fail-proof, super easy to make, healthy and delicious. I especially love no-bake desserts. You will find that this gluten-free Christmas cake is packed with flavour, is moist and there is no added sugar. I have included my special coconut brandy cream sauce to go with this wonderful dessert, although it is not needed. This dessert is paleo and gluten-free with health benefits. Serve cold or warm it up, either way, this Christmas cake is a winner! This Christmas dessert recipe is a must try!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dried dates, pits removed
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dried cherries without pits
  • ¾ cup roughly chopped dried pineapple
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 3 Tbsp. brandy or rum
  • 2 tsp. lemon or orange zest
  • ½ tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. GF ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. GF ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. GF ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter or coconut oil
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • COCONUT BRANDY CREAM (optional)
  • 1 carton of coconut cream
  • 1 Tbsp. brandy
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • Instructions

  • Soak raisins and dates in hot water for 5 minutes, then drain
  • In a small bowl combine cherries, pineapple, almonds and brandy and soak for 5 minutes
  • Add dates and raisins in a food processor and blend until paste forms
  • Add balance of ingredients and pulse until combined, but still leaving small chunks of fruit and nuts. You may have to add a little more almond flour if the mixture is too sticky
  • Line a 16 oz. bowl with cling film and transfer the mixture into the bowl, by firmly pressing down. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Before serving, remove cake with the cling film and place upside down on a plate
  • COCONUT BRANDY CREAM
  • In a small bowl mix together cream, brandy and maple syrup. Refrigerate until ready to serve with Christmas cake


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