Paleo Christmas Cake

Dec 22, 2021

Eek, two days until Christmas! Who else is excited?! I’m a bit like a little kid when it comes to Christmas. I love all the buzz and excitement - and the Christmas cooking! Yum! Here’s a yummy Christmas Cake I made the other day - grain-free & dairy-free.

It’s also nice sliced and toasted for a breakfast treat.


  • 600 g mixed dried fruit or a mix of the following (raisins, apricot, sultanas)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract 
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • zest and juice from 1 orange
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 organic eggs
  • 200 g (2 cups) ground almonds
  • 50 g walnuts
  • ¼ cup almond flakes


  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C fan-forced.
  2. Prepare a loaf tin with baking paper lining the sides and the base.
  3. Combine dried fruit, spice, vanilla, orange zest + juice, olive oil, and eggs.
  4. Add the almonds and walnuts and mix through.
  5. Spoon Christmas Cake batter into your baking tin. Sprinkle almond flakes on top.
  6. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Check with a skewer to see if it comes out clean, if not bake for another 30 minutes.
  7. Cover the top if necessary to prevent over-browning.
  8. Cool, then remove from the tin and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.


This recipe is approved for our following Healing Diets:

- Adrenal Healing Diet
- Gluten-Free
- Dairy-Free
Author: Filipa Bellette, Clinical Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Practitioner

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