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Gluten Free Holiday Brandied Tiger Nut Fruit Cake + Video

This Gluten Free Holiday Brandied Tiger Nut Fruit Cake will be the pièce de résistance of your Holiday table!

Gluten Free Holiday Brandied Tiger Nut Fruit Cake - cookingwithkimberly.comChock full of dried fruit, and topped with either fondant or icing, it’s not only a labor of love, but impressive beyond compare.

Properly preserved, fruit cakes can be stored for many years – some stories we’ve heard have boasted serving 100 year old fruit cake.

Gluten Free Holiday Brandied Tiger Nut Fruit Cake:

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Tiger nuts aren’t nuts at all – they are little tubers that grow under the ground, like potatoes or carrots do – making them perfect for those with nut allergies. Not only that, tiger nuts are full of vitamins & minerals, and are perfect for most diets.

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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Bake Time: ~ 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees F
Yield: 2 – 5 x 8 inch cake pans or 1 angel cake or bundt pan

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:

Cooking Show: Gluten Free Holiday Brandied Tiger Nut Fruit Cake


Egg Whites:

Gluten Free Holiday Brandied Tiger Nut Fruit Cake - cookingwithkimberly.comInstructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Prepare two well-greased loaf baking pans with parchment paper.
  1. Add sifted tiger nut flour into a large mixing bowl, and sift baking soda, baking powder & spices into the bowl. Stir well & set aside.
  2. Gluten Free Holiday Brandied Tiger Nut Fruit Cake - cookingwithkimberly.comIn a large mixing bowl, cream butter, add brown sugar & continue to cream mixture.
  3. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, and add vanilla extract.
    • Note: Be sure to scrape down sides of bowl.
  4. Stir in brandy, until well combined.
  5. Add the citrus juices to the mixture, and continue to stir.
  6. Stir in the molasses, and scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is well combined. Set aside.
  7. Into the bowl of dried ingredients, stir in the dried fruits – ginger, citron, candied cherries, dates, currants & raisins, assorted candied fruit – making sure all surfaces are covered by the floury mixture.
    • Note: It is a good idea to use your hands to ensure all ingredients are combined.
  8. In a separate clean bowl, including clean beaters, beat the egg whites until light and frothy. Halfway through beating egg whites, add brown sugar & cream of tartar, and continue beating until peaks are formed, but they are not so stiff that they are dry.
  9. Gluten Free Holiday Brandied Tiger Nut Fruit Cake - cookingwithkimberly.comAdd about half of the wet mixture at a time to the dry ingredients, stirring to mix well.
  10. Fold the beaten egg whites into the ingredients in the mixing bowl containing the wet & dry ingredients.
  11. Pour batter into prepared pans spreading batter evenly.
    • Note: A bundt or angel cake pan, prepared in the same way as these loaf pans, would be acceptable.
  12. Prepare a bain-marie & place on the bottom rack of the oven.
  13. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F, and bake for about 1 1/2 hours, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Check the cakes at 1 hour, and be sure your bain-marie still has water in it.
    • Note: It would be best to place greased parchment tents over the cakes while baking to keep the cakes from burning.
  14. Gluten Free Holiday Brandied Tiger Nut Fruit Cake - cookingwithkimberly.comRemove cakes from oven, and allow to cool completely on a wire rack, for at least 1 hour.
  15. Gently, remove cakes from baking pans to cool for another hour, leaving parchment around them.
  16. When completely cool, remove parchment paper and transfer cakes to separate suitable, waterproof containers.
  17. Skewer cakes all over the top. Pour about 1/4 cup brandy, or liquid of your choice, over the cakes & allow the brandy to soak in. Cover with a clean linen, or cotton tea towel. Let stand over night.
  18. The next day, add another 1/4 cup of brandy or more, to the cake & allow to soak in.
  19. Gluten Free Holiday Brandied Tiger Nut Fruit Cake - cookingwithkimberly.com6 – 10 hours later, you will likely be able to cut your cake & serve. However, it is actually best to pack the cake in icing sugar, and allow to age at least 1 month and preferably longer. These cakes can be stored this way for years.
  20. Your cakes can be iced just before serving, or it is wonderful to cover with fondant, prior to serving.

Gluten Free Holiday Brandied Tiger Nut Fruit Cake - cookingwithkimberly.comA Gluten Free Holiday Brandied Tiger Nut Fruit Cake takes some organization, some great ingredients & a lot of love – and it’s all worth it in the end.

These fruit cakes are absolutely divine, filled with holiday flavors & the perfect finale to a Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter feast!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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