Skip to main content

It is important to sustain a healthy balanced diet but when you’re peckish it can be easy to pick up unhealthy snacks! To help keep on tr, why not try this healthy fruit cake? It is suitable for vegans, and does not contain any eggs, sugar or fat!


Ingredients


225g chopped, stoned dates
275ml boiling water
450g mixed fruit
75g wholemeal flour
75g plain white flour
3 tsp baking powder
50g ground almonds
1 tsp mixed spice
4 tbsp orange juice
Flaked almonds for top

Method


Grease and line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with greaseproof paper or baking parchment
Set the oven at 160C/Gas mark 3
Put dates into a large bowl and pour the boiling water over them
Leave to cool
When cool, mash dates in water and add all the other ingredients except the flaked almonds
Mix thoroughly together and place the mixture into the tin. Scatter flaked almonds over the top
Bake for approximately 75 to 90 minutes until cake is firm to touch and a skewer comes out clean
Leave in tin to cool before removing.


Latest tweets

Xcite Livingston hold a range of themed parties each month! Friday 26 October @ 19:00 – Halloween Pool Party Mond… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

5h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

Come on down to Xcite Broxburn and participate in our ‘Spooky Cycle’ challenge this Thursday from 19.00 – 21.00.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

7h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

At Xcite, we have a number of marked disabled spaces in our car parks. If you do not have a Blue Badge please do no… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

12h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

All you need to know about Les Mills Sprint! lesmills.com/uk/fit-planet/… Fancy giving it a go? Check out our fitness… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

14h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

Class cancellation @ Xcite Livingston: Xcite Aqua @ 09:15 is cancelled this morning for this week only.

16h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

The Athletics Track @ Xcite Craigswood will be unavailable to the public on the below dates due to SFA fitness test… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

21 Oct
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

A brand NEW weekly Paracise class will be launching as part of the Ageing Well programme @ West Lothian Leisure Xci… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

21 Oct
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

To avoid disappointment this weekend please check out our weekend availability on our website: westlothianleisure.com/xcite-venues/w…

19 Oct
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

@my_stripy_socks Hi Alice, we are allowing some time for the trial so we can see the benefits. I will pass your fee… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

19 Oct
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

Sessions tonight with our Football Development Officer @DavidBairdSC taking place @XciteLeisure Broxburn: Midfiel… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

19 Oct
WLYF

Retweeted by @XciteLeisure