Raw Vegan Fruitcake
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This recipe comes together quickly, but be sure to allow 1 to 2 hours ahead of time to soak the fruit. The Prep time is hands-on time only. You can double the recipe for a larger "cake," and garnish it with sweet cashew cream icing, fruit, shredded coconut, and nuts.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 5-inch fruitcake
Dried Fruit
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup dried apricots, chopped into small pieces
  • ¼ cup dried pineapple, chopped into small pieces
  • ¼ cup dried cherries, optionally chopped
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • 4 cups walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup dates
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the agave nectar and water. Add the apricots, pineapple, cherries, and raisins and stir to coat. Let the fruit sit for 1 to 2 hours, or until the fruit softens.
  2. In a food processor, combine the walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and salt. Add the dates and continue to mix until you achieve a sticky dough.
  3. Transfer the walnut dough to a large bowl. Drain the fruit, and fold it in until distributed throughout the dough.
  4. Shape the fruitcake in a 5-inch round or square or however you choose.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/christmas-raw-vegan-fruitcake