Gluten Free Xmas Cake with Almond Marzipan Cream

Gluten Free Xmas Cake with Almond Marzipan Cream Recipe for you!

Here is a delightful xmas cake that is gluten free, dairy free and full of yummy goodness and is so easy to make!

I’ve used cranberries, dates and dried blueberries as my dried fruit but you can use any dried fruit of your choice. Ginger and apricot would work well here too.


  • 1C buckwheat flour

  • 1/2C coconut flour

  • 1C cranberries

  • 1/2C dried blueberries

  • 1/2C chopped dates

  • 4 oranges – juice and zest

  • 1 lemon – juice and zest

  • 1cm piece ginger, grated

  • 4T chia seeds

  • 1C chopped hazelnuts

  • 2T coconut syrup or maple syrup

  • 1t vanilla extract

  • 1t mixed spice

  • 1/2t turmeric

  • 1t cinnamon

  • 1/2t clove powder

  • 1t baking powder

  • 3/4C warm water

  • pinch salt & pepper

  • OPTIONAL: Blanched almonds & extra cranberries for garnish


Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius.

In a seperate bowl, add all dried fruit, sweetener, vanilla extract and ginger and soak in the water while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

In a blender add orange juice, lemon juice and zest. Add chia seeds and blend to combine.

In a large bowl, add flours, spices, s&p, hazelnuts, stir to combine. Pour in the dried fruit soak mix, including the water and then add the orange juice chia mix. Stir to combine until you get a nicely mixed through batter.

Pour into a baking paper lined 8 inch round tin, or you could use a loaf tin here too or a square tin.

Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Almond Marzipan Cream:

  • 200g blanched almond flakes

  • 2T coconut oil

  • 1/2C water

  • 2T coconut syrup or maple syrup

  • 2t chia powder

  • pinch salt

  • OPTIONAL: 24 drops Medicine Flower Almond Extract


In a food processor – add blanched almond flakes and process until you almost get a butter. With food processor running, slowly pour in sweetener, then coconut oil, then water, chia powder. Process until well combined.

Pour into airtight container and let set up for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.

Slice cake and serve with a generous dollop of almond marzipan cream. Merry Xmas!

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