Gluten-Free Gut-Friendly Christmas Fruit Cake

This cake is so good you would never guess it was gluten free!

The recipe (like most of my recipes) is an old family favourite converted to banana flour. I have such fond memories of Grandma baking this cake for our family at Christmas and even baking them as gifts for my school teachers! I am really glad that I can share this delicious cake with you and thanks to Grandma for being such a great cook and instilling a love of baking in me.

xxo – Mrs Natural Evolution

Gluten-Free & Gut-Friendly Fruit Cake


  • 300 g glace cherries roughly chopped
  • 375 g raisins
  • 375 g currants
  • 500 g sultanas
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 250 gr butter
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar rapadura, or coconut sugar
  • 4 eggs room temp is best
  • cup marmalade
  • 1 ½ cups Natural Evolution Green Banana Flour
  • ½ teaspoon bi-carb soda
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice optional
  • Blanched almonds for decorating


  • 1. Place all dried fruit (currants, raisins, glace cherries, sultanas) in a bowl with orange juice poured over the top. Mix to ensure even consistency. Cover and put in fridge overnight.
  • 2. Prepare tin (square 20x20cm or round) by lining inside with 2 layers of oven proof baking paper. Wrap the outside of the tin 1cm above the rim with 2 more layers of baking paper and secure with oven proof twine.
  • 3. In a bowl or TM mix the butter and sugar until sugar dissolves and mixture is creamy.
  • 4. Add eggs one at a time mixing between each addition. At this point mixture may seem interesting this is just because there are 4 eggs.
  • 5. Add marmalade, mixed spice and Natural Evolution Banana Flour. Mix well until batter is creamy and has a noticeable lighten in colour.
  • 6. Combine the fruit and cake batter gently folding the soaked fruit.
  • 7. Pour mixture into prepared tin, cover with alfoil and bake at 140C for approximately 3.5hrs – check centre of cake with a skewer to see if it is ready (skewer will come out clean).
  • 8. Remove from oven to cool.
  • 9. Enjoy with friends and family.
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Course Baking - Sweet, Dessert, Freezer Friendly, Special Occasion - Christmas
Keyword christmas
Allergy Gluten Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Salt Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free
Value Vegetarian
Author: Natural Evolution

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About the Author: Natural Evolution

Boasting the world’s first and only pharmaceutical grade banana flour factory, Natural Evolution Foods produce a high quality, gluten free banana flour which has numerous health benefits, including assisted prevention of colon cancer and diabetes, promoting weight loss and boosting the immune system. Their bananas are grown biodynamically as well as chemical and pesticide free. They believe in an holistic farming approach and their ethical and sustainable growing and manufacturing processes saw them win the 2016 Banksia Sustainability Award.

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