This is a lovely moist cake which uses whole oranges to give it a beautiful flavour and texture. I don’t normally cook with stevia but l had some in the cupboard and thought it would add a nice sweetness to the cake and used it in conjunction with Rice Malt Syrup which worked well.
This recipe makes 12 cupcakes and 1 cake so it could be halved if desired. To make this cake all of the wet ingredients plus a few extras are placed in one bowl and the dry ones in another.
Place these ingredients into one bowl and mix together.
2 whole Navel oranges chopped and blended-skin left on (Navel oranges are so sweet. Just chop them into smallish pieces and place into the blender until a smooth consistency).
3/4 cup filtered water
4 free range eggs
1/2 cup stevia granules
1/2 cup organic coconut oil gently melted
1/3 cup poppy seeds (more or less depending on your preference)
1/3 cup rice malt syrup
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla essence
In another bowl mix:
2 cups almond meal
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda (Bob’s Red Mill)
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix gently. If making cupcakes place spoonfuls into patty pans as below.
If making a cake pour half the mix into a greased and lined cake tin. Bake both in a 180 degree celsius oven until firm to touch. The cake will take quite a lot longer than the cup cakes.
Let the cake cool in the tin for a few minutes and then place on a cake cooling rack. I drizzled the cake with some fresh orange juice and topped with sliced orange. I admit to having a cupcake and a piece of cake and my preference is for the cake as the extra juice and orange slice really added to the flavour.
This is a delightful cake and the flavour turned out really delicious and it is a wonderful treat for those of us living on restricted diets.
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