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Paleo Christmas Cake

It's been reported that this cake tastes better than your average Christmas cake.

Christmas cake is a luxurious, seasonal spiced treat, making it a staple for many Kiwi families on their Christmas Day lunch table. Thanks to Hunter Gatherer Gourmet, your favourite Christmas treat can be made gluten-free, allowing you to share the gift of a delicious Christmas cake with your ALL friends and family this year.

The recipe uses their Velvety baking mix and is incredibly easy, resulting in a tasty, moist cake that no one will be able to tell is gluten-free. In fact, it's been reported that this cake tastes better than your average Christmas cake. The recipe can be found on their website in the Christmas section.

By substituting regular ingredients for healthier ones, Hunter Gatherer Gourmet’s range of baking mixes allow you to modify traditional recipes to meet your current health needs. The Hunter Gatherer mixes are whole-food focused, meaning they have minimal ingredients and are largely unprocessed.


Hunter Gatherer Gourmet Christmas Cake


1 box or 300g of Vanilla Baking Mix
500g mixed fruit OR make your own 235g Sultanas 80g Cherries (glaced or natural) 75g citrus peel (either buy candied or make your own) 55g raisins 55g currants
1/4 cup coconut sugar or Pure Coco coconut nectar or use fruit juice (entirely optional) 
125g butter or 100g of oil
425g tin of crushed pineapple in juice
1 tsp mixed spice
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder



  1. Add the mixed fruit, butter/oil, pineapple, extra sugar (if using, you don’t really need it), mixed spice, and baking soda to a large saucepan. Stir occasionally as it comes to the boil then turn down to a simmer for 5 min.

  2. Leave to cool. I tend to put the mix on in the morning then bake it at night. Your house will smell amazing all day.

  3. Once cool, preheat oven to 150C. Add the eggs and mix well. Then add the baking mix and the baking powder and mix well.

  4. Double line a tin with baking paper, both bottom and sides. Pour the thick mix in and bake in the oven for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. Should be the colour in the picture.

  5. Once out of the oven, wrap the whole thing up in a towel and leave till the morning. (I don’t know why we do this but this is how much mother taught me so this is what we are doing)

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