Traditional Christmas Cake with Marzipan and Fondant
by Lakanto Australia

We all love nostalgic Christmas faves 🎄

Did you know the traditional Christmas cake recipe has over 30g of sugar per 80g slice? 😱

Good news! You can enjoy your Christmas cake this year with 70% less sugar, with it still tasting like the one your grandma used to make 🙌

Makes: 1 large cake using a 9-10 inch cake ring

Prep Time: 40 Minutes Prep, 1 Hour Cook Time (Baked)

Cake Recipe:


  • 250g Butter
  • 1 Cup Lakanto Baking Blend
  • 1 1⁄2 Cups Mixed fruit
  • 1 Cup Brandy
  • 1 1⁄2 Cups Plain Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Allspice
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 1⁄2 Cup fruit Mince
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 Lakanto Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Dates (chopped)
  • 4 whole eggs

Marzipan 500g (Click to See Recipe)
Fondant 500g (Click to See Recipe)


  1. In a medium pot add the butter, mixed fruit, mince fruit and dates, orange juice, 1⁄2 the brandy. Heat for 10 minutes on a low heat.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool slightly
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl then fold in the fruit mixture and finally the eggs and Lakanto Maple Syrup
  4. In a 9 inch Cake Tin, place the mixture cover with cling film.
  5. Place the cake in the middle shelf of the oven and cook for 1 hour at 140c
  6. To check insert a skewer if it comes out clean its cooked.
  7. Pour the remaining brandy over the cake and allow to cool.
    Keep at room temperature
  8. Once cooled roll out the Marzipan approx. 5mm thick and cover the cake
  9. Next Roll out the fondant approx. 5mm and layer over the cake leave at room temperature until ready to serve

Approx. Nutritional Information Per Serve 80g - Energy 848 kJ (203Cal) - Protein 4.4g - Total Fat 11.4g
Saturated Fat 4.1g - Carbohydrate 17.6g - Fibre 2.4g - Sugar 8.8g Sodium 68Erythritol 20.3g


Topics: No Added Sugar Monkfruit Sweetener Baking Blend Lakanto Maple Syrup Cake