30 Recipes In 30 Days – Carol Reid’s Tofu Christmas Fruit Cake

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Ingredients

1 cup raisins

1 cup currants

1 cup prunes

1/2 cup cherries

1 1/2 – 2 cups grape juice

or prune wine (or wine

of choice)

1 lb soft tofu, mashed

1 cup applesauce (or 3

ripe bananas)

2 tbsp. lime juice

2 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. almond flavouring

1/2 cup honey

1 cup vegetable oil

4 cups all purpose flour

3 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. cake spice

1 cup bread crumbs

3 tbsp. browning

Method

1. Preheat oven to 250ºF.

2. Blend the fruits together with the juice (or wine). Set aside.

3. Blend tofu, applesauce (or bananas), honey, oil and flavouring in a blender until smooth.

4. Sift together flour, baking powder and spices.

5. Add pureed ingredients to flour mixture. Mix lightly.

6. Fold in blended fruits.

7. Add browning and mix well.

8. Pour batter into a lined and well greased 12-inch cake tin or smaller tins containing the equivalent volume.

9. Bake for about 2 – 21/2 hours until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

- From Carol Reid, registered dietician

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