Raw Christmas Fruit Cake

I love Christmas and I love Christmas cake. This festive Raw Christmas Fruit Cake is fruity, nutty and deliciously rich. It’s great alternative to traditional baked Christmas cake and so easy to make. It’s dense with dried fruit and nuts and has the most amazing chewy and crunchy texture.

This Raw Christmas Fruit Cake is gluten free, refined sugar free and vegan. It’s made from wholefoods only, so it’s packed with protein, minerals and nourishing ingredients. This is also completely fool proof, since there is no baking involved. All you need to do is blend, press in the cake tin and forget about it. What would be better when you are busy with other Christmas preparations, right?!

Raw Christmas Fruit Cake

Nourished Life


2 cups dates
2 cups chopped almonds
1 cup organic dried fruit mix
1/2 cup organic dried cranberries
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup maple syrup
zest and juice of 1 lemon
zest and juice of 1 orange
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
pinch salt

Raw Christmas Fruit Cake


  1. Place all the ingredients, except dried fruit mix and cranberries, into a food processor and blend until well combined.
  2. Add dried fruit mix and dried cranberries in the bowl with the raw Christmas fruit cake mix and mix them in by hand.
  3. Firmly press the mixture into square lined cake tin and place in the fridge to set for at least two hours.
  4. Once the raw Christmas fruit cake feels firm enough to cut, cut it into squares and serve. Enjoy! Raw Christmas Fruit Cake


  1. A

    Hi Heidi! Happy Christmas! Just to clarify, does this recipe need 2 cups of almonds (which you then chop) OR 2 cups of chopped almonds? Ditto RE the dates? Thanks 🙂

  2. H

    Hi Anna,

    Merry Christmas! Sorry for my late reply, I took few days off social media to relax over Christmas 🙂 If you already made these, how did you go? 🙂 To answer to your question, you can use whole or chopped almonds for the amount required, it doesn’t make too much of a difference. Dates preferably whole and pitted. The amount of dates needed, also depends on their freshness, if you use super fresh medjool dates, you need more in comparison, if you use very dry dried dates. Hope this helps 🙂
    Heidi x

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