Raisin Walnut Cake
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Recipe type: Gluten Free
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Serves: 12-16 squares
 
Need some holiday inspired baking to add to your list? This wholesome Raisin and Walnut Cake is loaded with flavour and has a delicate crumbly texture to go with it, delicious is only the beginning!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (180g) raisins, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 125g butter, cubed
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature and lightly whisked
  • 1¾ cups plain flour*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup (60g) walnuts, roughly chopped
  • Icing sugar for dusting
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºF) and line a 9” x 9” square cake tin with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Place chopped raisins and water in a small pot over high heat, bring to a boil.
  3. Boil on high for 1 minute then remove from heat.
  4. Add butter to pot and stir until completely melted.
  5. Allow mixture to cool, approx. 15-20 minutes.
  6. When cold, stir in sugar and whisked egg until well combined.
  7. Pour mixture into a clean mixing bowl.
  8. Sift flour over mixture and add baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, mixed spice and salt, gently fold through dry ingredients until just combined.
  9. Fold through chopped walnuts.
  10. Pour batter into prepared tin.
  11. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cake springs back when touched or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  12. Remove and cool in pan for 20 minutes.
  13. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  14. Cut into squares with a dusting of icing sugar.
  15. Serve and Enjoy!
Notes
Store in an airtight container, in the pantry, for 4-5 days.
*I used gluten free flour for my cake, find my recipe here.
This cake is delicate when cut. It will slightly crumble because of the fruit and nuts inside. Be gentle when slicing.
Recipe by Wholesome Patisserie at https://wholesomepatisserie.com/raisin-walnut-cake/