This is a lovely moist cake which uses whole oranges to give it a beautiful flavour and texture with added sweetness from Pure Stevia Powder and Rice Malt Syrup.
This recipe makes 1 large cake which could easily be split into two smaller loaf tins so that some of it could be frozen and eaten at a later date. To make this cake all of the wet ingredients plus a few extras are placed in one bowl and the dry ones in another.
This cake also uses pure Stevia powder which is quite strong and as each person has a preference for sweet, sweeter or not so sweet some tweeking may be required. This version is quite a sweet cake so if you may wish to cut the Stevia down.
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
The equivalent of 1/2 cup of pure stevia. This is equivalent to 24 teaspoons of sugar so l added 24 tiny scoops of the Stevia Powder using the enclosed scooper. If using Stevia granules (Natvia) then add half a cup but be guided by the instructions on your pack.
1/2 cup organic coconut oil gently melted
1/3 cup black chia seeds
1/3 cup rice malt syrup
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla essence
In another bowl mix:
2 cups blanched 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. Pour the mix into a greased and lined cake tin.
Bake in a 180 degree celsius oven until firm to touch and looking golden on the edges. Let the cake cool in the tin.
Cut around the edge with a knife to separate it from the tin and gently turn onto a cooling rack. Be careful as this is a very soft and moist cake. An option here if you are eating it immediately is to drizzle the cake with some freshly squeezed orange juice and top it with sliced orange.
This cake would make a lovely dessert or an afternoon treat. Just a small piece though as most of your diet should be from whole foods.
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