A piece or two for morning tea!
This cake is made with real ingredients and as a result each of the flavours can be tasted when enjoying this cake. The fresh banana, lemon juice, lemon zest, organic shredded coconut and poppy seeds give this cake a lovely balance and depth of flavour which is extremely satisfying. When making this cake l used the base recipe that l have for all of my Paleo cakes and l was heading in the direction of a banana or lemon cake, when the idea came to combine them. I couldn’t resist adding poppy seeds as they go so well with lemon, and l adore coconut and the flavour is already in the cake from the organic coconut oil.
Place all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix with a spoon:
2 cups of almond meal
1/4 cup of organic coconut flour
1/2 cup poppy seeds
1/2 cup organic shredded coconut
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Place all of the wet ingredients into another bowl and mix gently until combined:
6 free range eggs
1/4 cup organic coconut oil gently melted
1/4 cup raw organic honey gently melted (organic honey is fine).
2 large bananas mashed with a fork
Lemon zest and juice. I used 4 small lemons but you could use 2 large ones. Grate the zest into the mix and add the lemon juice.
The dry and wet ingredients combined.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl containing the dry ingredients and mix gently but thoroughly with a spoon.
Ready for the oven!
Place the mix into a greased and lined loaf pan and cook in a 180 degree celsius oven until golden. Use your own visuals and experience with your oven to determine if your cake is cooked and when done gently turn onto a cake rack.
Just out of the oven!
I have tried this cake warm, just out of the oven and cold the next day. The banana flavour is more intense in the cake when hot and l preferred it cold the next day for that reason. It is quite a dense cake and held together very well. You could ice it with your favourite mix if desired but l just left it plain as there was so much flavour already and it is a very moist cake.
I cut this cake as soon as it was out of the oven and the smell was lovely.
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