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Healthy Baking: Orange Pound Cake





This delicious cake is grain free, sugar free but certainly not taste free!


I have found recently that I am constantly searching for healthier dessert alternatives, I love a little piece of something sweet after a meal, but I want to avoid eating a whole Cadbury Chocolate Bar. This cake is easy to make, and satisfies my sweet tooth!


Ingredients

Dry ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour

  • ⅓ cup coconut flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Handful chocolate chips, or simply break up your favourite chocolate bar

Wet ingredients

  • 2 eggs, room temperature

  • ¼ cup melted and cooled coconut oil

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  • Zest of 1 large orange

  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant based milk)




Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C (350 F). Line an 8x4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper (or spray generously with a nonstick cooking spray).

  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.

  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together wet ingredients. Add in your chocolate chips last. NOTES: Make sure your coconut oil is melted and cooled otherwise it will become clumpy. This applies to your eggs too - if necessary try running them under warm water for a couple of minutes.

  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix together well. Pour batter into the pan and spread it evenly. Bake for 40-45 minutes (until a fork/toothpick comes out clean).

If you are really craving chocolate you can even add a chocolate glaze. Use a bain marie to melt your chocolate and pour over your cooled cake. Garnish with extra orange zest.




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