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Easy Low-Carb Christmas Cake

Easy low-carb Christmas cake is beautiful at any time of the year. The almond essence/extract really gives this cake a special festive flavour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cakes and desserts
Diet: Gluten Free, Grain free, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Wheat Free
Keyword: Low-carb Christmas cake


 Servings:  slices


Total Carbs: 5.8g
Fibre: 2.8g

Basic easy low carb Christmas cake

  • 110 g butter softened
  • 4 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice or more, to taste
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp mixed spice/pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp almond essence/extract
  • 4 eggs – medium
  • 200 g almond meal/flour


  • 100 g walnuts (or macadamias) chopped
  • 75 g mixed/candied peel
  • 75 g dried goji berries
  • 75 g dried cranberries
  • 50 g orange and lemon zest


  • Mix well the butter and sweetener until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the spices and essence, mix again.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing between each one.
  • Add the almond meal/flour and mix until well combined.
  • Stir through the nuts and optional extras now.
  • Line a 8 inch/20cm round baking tin with baking parchment/paper and butter the sides well.
  • Spoon into the prepared tin and bake at 180C/350F for 20 minutes, or until cooked (ovens vary).
Nutrition Facts
Easy Low-Carb Christmas Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240Calories from Fat 201
% Daily Value*
Fat 22.3g34%
Carbohydrates 5.8g2%
Fiber 2.8g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7.1g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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