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Fruit Cake- No Diets Allowed

Fresh Fruit Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 and 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 Tbs ground or whole flax seed optional
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 small orange peeled and pureed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large green tart apple peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries washed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine and stir flour, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In Vitamix blender, blend orange until smooth. Add applesauce, honey, oil, and vanilla. Blend on low until mixed. Pour orange mixture into dry ingredients and stir.
  4. In blender, place quartered apple and fresh cranberries. Pulse on low until coarsely chopped. Add to batter and stir well. Fold in blueberries.
  5. Prepare 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan or bundt pan by spraying with olive oil cooking spray. Spoon batter in evenly. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes for loaf pan or 45 to 50 minutes for bundt pan. Insert toothpick in center. If toothpick comes out clean, the fruit cake is done.