So I was scratching my head thinking what can I share with you to make your mum for mothers day and all of a sudden it was like I was smacked in the face with a jar of coconut butter. This is, hands down, the best cake around – our Orange and Chia seed cake from my co written book Eat Fat, Be Thin! Make your mum this cake, buy her a copy and… you’re sorted!But before you duck off to the kitchen to get busy – I’ve got something you’re going to LOVE. Our friends at Naturally Sweet have given me three boxes of their wonderful xylitol to give away PLUS 3 bottles of the flavoured stevia drops you can add to baking, drinks and sweets – without the guilt! That’s $60 worth of product. AND if you mention that we sent you there and enter ‘EFBT’ in the discount code section when you purchase, you’ll receive 10% off your order! Get on it kids! A healthy gut is a fertile gut remember?
Simply tell me below why you’d like to try Naturally Sweet and you’ll be in the running!
Orange and Chia Seed Cake
Ingredients – (Serves 12)
2 oranges – tops removed / cut and scored with a cross about 3cm deep.
6 organic free range eggs
250g almond meal
3 tsp baking powder
2 tblsp soaked chia seeds
Place the prepared oranges in boiling water and simmer for 50 minutes. Remove from the water and puree the whole orange, including peel in a food processor, until smooth.
Preheat the oven to 160.c
In a large mixing bowl; mix the eggs and xylitol until light and fluffy. Add the almond meal and baking powder. Mix until combined. Stir in the orange puree and soaked chia seeds. Pour the mixture into a 22cm cake tin lined with grease proof baking paper. Do not use foil.
Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until firm, but still moist. It may need to cook for up to 50 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack and cool there.
Note: This cake is a really wet cake and can stay fresh for a few days. It can be served warm with sheep’s milk yoghurt dolloped on the side. The almond meal provides a gluten free treat and once again high in protein. This is a twist on the traditional orange and poppy seed cake, but the chia seeds are very high in essential fatty acids. It’s a great way of consuming chia seeds.