Low Carb Fruit Cake

Written by Julia McPhee


  1. Carolyn

    I have made this twice now, and it is absolutely fantastic, Julia, can you tell me does this keep for long, I made one today, doubled the recipe for a Christmas Cake, its got all the booze in it lol and on it … if I freeze it would it keep or should I just wrap it and keep it in a container? thanks so much for all your recipes, I have found so many on your site and they are all DELICIOUS 🙂

  2. Paul Stevens

    I found this recipe on Low Carb Diabetic. Surely 20 minutes is nowhere near long enough for a fruit cake. A normal Christmas cake would be in the oven for about 2½ hours. I have this cake in the oven at the moment and after 20 minutes it is still a wet as when it went in. I have now added another hour but I’ve a feeling even that may not be enough. Should this say 2 hours or 2hours 20 minutes? Help needed fast or I am about to waste a lot of ingredients, thank you.


    1. Julia McPhee

      Apologies for not getting back to you sooner and i hope you did get a good outcome! I have made this cake several times and it has never taken several hours to bake! Please update me with how long it took to bake. I know that ovens are all different when it comes to heat. I also realise that traditional fruit cakes take several hours to cook, however this is a much small and less moist mix.

  3. Liz

    Hi Julia,
    We love fruit cake and was very pleased to find your recipe as I am diabetic so this makes me very happy indeed.
    I am tripling the recipe and at the moment have my fruit soaking in scotch whisky. Whats not to like. I will let you know how it turns out. Cheers!

  4. susan attwood

    are the dried cranberries sugar free? I live in Spain, and although dried cranberries are easy to find, they all have sugar in them–

  5. Jan Brown

    Just came across this recipe which I will be trying out for Christmas, but, just as well I’ve read the comments re baking times, as I see the recipe still hasn’t been properly edited ;{

  6. Lynne

    Hello Julia
    I’d also like to know how long this cake keeps. And if I use it for a Xmas cake how much prior can I make it? Does it develop.and richen with age like a traditional fruit cake?
    Many thanks! Lynne

  7. Marilyn Schroeder

    I’ve made this cake each Christmas since I came across the recipe. I do add extra chopped nuts of all kinds as well as extra reduced sugar Ocean Spray cranberries but otherwise, I follow the recipe as listed. It’s perfect every time.

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