Fruit Cake (AIP/Paleo)

I feel like I was a weird child, at least when it came to dessert preferences. I was the kid that chose morning glory muffins over chocolate chip muffins, Jello over cake, and during the holidays if I had a choice between sugar cookies with icing or fruit cake, guess what I would choose? Good ol’ aged fruit cake!

Gosh I loved fruit cake! But there was one thing I never understood – why in the world do most fruit cakes contain those bright red and green candy when it’s called fruit cake ? I still don’t understand this. What’s wrong with actual fruit? 

It’s been a loooong time since I’ve had the taste of fruit cake. I’ve been gluten free for quite awhile and this will be my third Christmas AIP. It was about time I created a fruit cake recipe that I can enjoy and share with you all!

I had the perfect base for this recipe already with my raisin cake. I just made a few tweaks and added some ingredients and voila, a perfect fruit cake!

Fruit Cake (AIP/Paleo)

Fruit Cake (AIP/Paleo)



  1. Preheat oven the 325 degrees F
  2. Line a 9x5x3 loaf pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. Whisk together the cassava flour, coconut flour, arrowroot starch, baking soda, cinnamon, mace, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl or mixer, mix together the coconut oil, maple syrup, applesauce, and vanilla.
  5. Add in the flour mixture and mix until combined, set aside.
  6. Make the gelatin eggs. In a small bowl add 1/4 cup of warm water. Gradually sprinkle in 2 tbsp of gelatin while whisking quickly until gelatin is dissolved and the mixture is frothy.
  7. Gradually pour in the gelatin eggs while mixing the cake mixture. Beat for 1 minute.
  8. Mix in the raisins, apricots, cranberries, currants, and orange zest.
  9. Add batter to parchment-lined loaf pan. Spread the batter so it fills the loaf pan and the top is even.
  10. Bake in centre of preheated oven for 1h20 minutes.
  11. Now make the icing! Add the shortening, maple syrup, and coconut butter to a small saucepan and heat over low-medium heat.
  12. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  13. Remove from heat and pour into a glass bowl.
  14. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  15. Remove cake from pan and allow to cool completely!!!
  16. Remove icing from fridge and beat until smooth.
  17. Spread icing onto cake and top with coconut flakes.
  18. Slice and enjoy!
  19. Store in refrigerator.


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You’re awesome to figure out an AIP fruit recipe. Thanks!!!


I tried this and it was delicious!!