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Anna's Christmas cake

Anna's Christmas cake

Total Time
50 min
15 min
35 min
Recipe by our WW Ambassador Anna. Follow her on Instagram @feedmehealthy_annavandyken


White self-raising flour

250 g

CSR Sugar, Raw, Reduced Calorie

50 g

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp


2 medium

Canola oil

50 ml


1 small, (squeezed to make 3 tbs juice)

Orange rind

1 tbs

Unsweetened almond milk

¼ cup(s), vanilla flavoured (60ml)

Apple, pink lady, unpeeled, fresh

2 large, grated

Fresh dates

12 individual, pitted and chopped


cup(s), (50g)


cup(s), (50g)

Mixed spice

¼ tsp

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp

Sugar-free maple syrup

2 tbs

Orange zest

2 tsp, finely grated


1 medium, (squeezed to make ¼ cup juice)


  1. Preheat oven to 170℃. Lightly spray a 20cm (base measurement) round springform tin with oil. Line base and side with baking paper.
  2. To make the fruit mince, combine all fruit mince ingredients with ½ cup (125ml) water in a saucepan and cook over low heat for 15 minutes or liquid has evaporated and dried fruit is plump. You’ll need 240g mixture for this recipe. Set the rest aside to cool completely before storing in a sterilised jar.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and ½ teaspoon salt in large mixing bowl. Combine eggs, oil, almond milk, and orange juice and rind in a separate medium mixing bowl. Gradually fold through the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, until just combined.
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared tin and smooth surface with back of a spoon. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set cake aside in tin on a wire rack to cool completely before turning it out onto a plate. Cut into 13 slices and serve.