Chickpea spinach curry recipe

Magic Fruit Cake

Magic because it’s different every time you make it!

By Kate Dunbar, Patient Advocate



Good for:



1 ¾ hours


  • 250g stoned dates
  • 300ml water
  • 185g whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 500g any dried fruit (sultanas, currants, chopped prunes, cranberries, apricots etc)
  • 75g mixed seeds of choice
  • 80g ground almonds (other nuts if you don’t have almonds)
  • Whole orange and lemon, washed and blended
  • Add spices and cocoa to taste. I like mine spicey, so add a little more.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Oven 140 0C/ 275 0F/ Gas 1

Step 2

Make the date puree. Simmer dates in water for 10 minutes, cool, then puree.

Step 3

Mix the date puree, orange and lemon pulp to the dry ingredients. If it is a bit stiff add some plant milk.

Step 4

Spread the mixture in a lined baking tin 23 x 30cm, or 23cm round. You can use an ungreased glass dish (X-fingers it will come out when completely cool with a little extra encouragement!)

Step 5

Cook for 1-1 ¼ hours until a knife comes out clean.


So delicious, you’ll need to make two! Freezes well.

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