Best Ever Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake

/Best Ever Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake

Best Ever Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake

This moist eggless christmas fruit cake is the best ever! You would never guess it’s a healthy vegan recipe. Moist, easy to make and tastes rich and sweet – all with NO OIL!!!

Best Ever Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake
Servings Prep Time
1large cake 10mins
Cook Time
Votes: 15
Rating: 4.13
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Servings Prep Time
1large cake 10mins
Cook Time
Votes: 15
Rating: 4.13
Rate this recipe!
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Servings: large cake Units:
  1. Line a baking dish with some non-stick parchment paper. I used a square 20 x 20cm (8x8inch) dish.
  2. Preheat your oven to 150C/300F.
  3. Put all of your dried fruit into a large pan or pot and add in the pineapple and spices. Also add in the orange juice.
  4. Turn on the heat and bring to a slow boil, the reduce the heat and keep on a high simmer for 3 minutes. Stir constantly so that the mixture heats through evenly and starts to soften and caramalize slightly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. To a large mixing bowl, add the flour and baking powder and give it a stir to combine well.
  6. Then add in your flax "eggs" and fruit mixture into the mixing bowl and stir really well until all of the flour and fruit mixture are well combined.
  7. Pour into your lined baking pan and spread the batter evenly.
  8. Bake for about 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean from the center of the cake.
  9. Let your cake cool for at least half an hour or store in the fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This cake can be frozen and thawed out the day before you want to serve it.

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By |2016-03-31T12:32:43+10:00December 16th, 2015|Recipe, Videos|26 Comments

About the Author:

Anja Cass is a popular vegan cook with a passion for creating healthy plant based recipes that taste amazing! Having lost over 50 pounds, beating early onset heart disease and having more energy than when she was 20, she is motivated to share her new lifestyle with you. Enjoy her delicious recipes to get you, your family and your friends on the path to healthy living!


  1. Nina December 16, 2015 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Anja, Greetings from the UK – this looks amazing! I have recently moved house but when I eventually unpack my kitchen I am going to make this cake. Merry Christmas and best wishes to you and your family ☃ Nina

    • Anja December 16, 2015 at 2:20 pm - Reply

      Good luck with your moving Nina. All the best for the holidays and new year to you and your family also 🙂

  2. Naomi December 17, 2015 at 2:54 am - Reply

    Could I substitute chickpea flour for the whole wheat flour?

    • Anja December 23, 2015 at 6:20 am - Reply

      It may end up a bit too gluggy. Maybe try a mixture of chickpea flour and rice flour.

  3. Katja December 18, 2015 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Hi Anja, greetings from Germany! I’m so happy to have this recipe to make for my American friends on Christmas!
    Thank you- and so nice of you to dress in suchlovely festive apparel!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

    • Anja December 23, 2015 at 6:21 am - Reply

      Danke Katja 🙂 Frohe Weihnachten und ein guten Rutsch 🙂 x

  4. Tracey December 23, 2015 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Hello Anja, thank you for this recipe! I’m looking forward to making it, could you please tell me if the pineapple juice goes in to the mixture?
    Tracey 🙂 xx

    • Anja December 23, 2015 at 11:29 am - Reply

      Glad you like it Tracey. Yes, the whole tin of crushed pineapple (including the juices) goes in 🙂

  5. VeganAuD January 19, 2016 at 5:54 am - Reply

    I made it, and it was successful!!!
    Actually very easy to put together and quick!!
    Delicious, tasty and oh so yummy!!!!
    Served it for Sabbath lunch with banana nice cream and it was more than a hit.
    Shared some for a friends anniversary and still have a piece let that I am enjoying!!!
    I highly recommend this delicious recipe!!!!!

    • Anja January 19, 2016 at 11:05 am - Reply

      So glad you like it as much as I do 🙂 … and that your friends liked it too!!

  6. Dorothy March 10, 2016 at 2:30 am - Reply

    Could I make this Christmas cake with gluten free flour

    • Anja March 15, 2016 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Yes, that should work but I haven’t tested it. If you do make it please let me know how it turns out. x

    • Akarriem January 8, 2017 at 7:25 am - Reply

      I have used brown rice flour and my cake was great.

  7. Agne October 27, 2016 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Hey. Can it be stored like other christmas cakes, I mean wrapped in foil and left on a cupboard in the airtight container for at least a month? I won’t be home during Christmas and want to bake it a month before Christmas and leave it for my parents.

  8. Deepa December 12, 2016 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Namaste from India ! Thankyou Anja ! Looking forward to this bake and more. Hugs – Deepa 🙂

  9. rama December 16, 2016 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    hi anja! the recipe looks very healthy and yummy cant wait to try it…can you plz tell me in cups(measurement)instead of grams for dry fruits…
    thank you

    • Anja December 19, 2016 at 10:16 am - Reply

      Roughly 2 1/2 cups worth. But best to measure if you can.

  10. Linda December 29, 2016 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Anya, this is an amazing fruitcake! I highly recommend it for anyone desiring a dessert with no added sugar. As an added bonus it is simple to prepare. My entire extended family enjoyed this cake Christmas Day. I have served it several times, and it is now my go to dessert for get togethers. Thank you for your unique WFPB no added oil recipes.

  11. Nancy Burford December 30, 2016 at 12:47 am - Reply

    This was delicious! I made it for my non vegan family for Thanksgiving. It was well received but I still have so much left over. Next time I would make half the recipe. It is very dense and very sweet but I replaced the apples with dried blueberries and dried cherries. The dried ginger was a really nice addition but I wish I’d cut it into smaller pieces. Great recipe!

  12. Linda January 23, 2017 at 4:17 am - Reply

    I made the Christmas cake and it tasted amazing. Thanks Anja I am learning so much about making tasty vegan meals from your website. Linda Richards
    Keep up the good work.

  13. Maria December 6, 2017 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    oh what if i make it with fresh fruit instead of dried

    • Anja January 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      It will be too wet.

  14. patricia January 15, 2018 at 4:38 am - Reply

    made this this christmas and was thrilled with it; it’s the most delicious, simple, easy recipe for a beautiful cake that beats the old intensive, complicated recipes of our mother’s (sorry, darling!) hands down! many thanks for making our holidays even merrier and brighter in so many ways (i.e., keeping us out of the kitchen and celebrating with friends and family)! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! XOX

    • Anja January 16, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoy this recipe as much as I do 🙂

  15. Jeremia May 22, 2018 at 4:46 am - Reply

    Will spelt flour work just as well?

    • Anja May 29, 2018 at 5:19 am - Reply


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