Light Fruit Cake

A beautiful moist and rich fruit cake recipe, light on fat and calories. This recipe saves nearly a hundred calories per slice and over 10g of fat when compared to a shop bought version.

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Light fruit cake

Nutritional Info

Serves
8
Fat per serving
3 g
Calories per serving
176KCal

Ingredients

  • 110g light spread
  • 100g soft dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • zest of an orange
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 200g dried mixed fruit
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150C, 300F, Gas Mark 2.
  2. Lightly grease and line a 20cm (10in) round cake tin.
  3. Cream together the spread and sugar in a large bowl, using a whisk. Gradually mix in the egg, orange and banana. Add the fruit, flour and spice, mixing together with a wooden spoon and combining well.
  4. Transfer to the prepared tin and bake in the centre of a preheated oven for 1-1 ½ hours, until the blade of a knife comes out clean when inserted into the thickest part.
  5. Allow to cool and serve.

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LauraO2756731 (on Tuesday, December 13, 2011)
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This cake is delicious, really moist and packed full of juicy fruit in each bite. Unlike some low fat recipes, one portion (1/8) is more than enough to make you feel like you've had a nice big satisfying chunk.
jammie dodger (on Sunday, January 23, 2011)
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Always looking for nice sweet foods think this will do the trick. Will make it and take it into work. The demonstration shows using the mashed banana first but I guess it doesn't matter it still comes out ok
Bizzy_Mizzy_Dizzy (on Sunday, April 18, 2010)
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I don't think I could be a chef - I'd be about 20 stone if I was! The cake looks soooo good! - I'd have to freeze it as no one else likes fruit cake and it wouldn't last long if I didn't...
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