Because having a piece of cake and a cup of tea in the afternoon is a seriously underrated ritual (and healthier cakes that still taste like cake are seriously rare…)
.. and as much as I love the buttery, sugary slices I enjoy on birthday’s, Christmas gatherings and well, whenever I really am feeling like, I also love having a lighter, home made version that still tastes and feels (and smells!) like a cake to have with an afternoon tea. Especially at work!
I also love any kind of citrus dessert so when it doubt, a lemon, lime or orange & I am good to go…
- 2 eggs
- 1-2 tbsp of honey
- Juice & rind of 2 oranges
- 4 tbsp of almond meal
- 1 cup of wholemeal self raising flour
- ½ a cup of rye flour
- ⅓ of a cup of sultanas
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- ½ a cup of muesli of your juice
- Spray oil
- Preheat your oven to 180c
- Line a baking tray (mine is about 25cm x 15cm) with baking paper and spray the baking paper lightly with olive oil (as there isn't much fat in this cake, this step will guarantee it doesn't stick to the paper).
- In a bowl, mix together your eggs, honey, orange juice & rind and olive oil
- Slowly add and mix in both flours and the almond meal
- You should have a thick batter-like consistency (you should be able to pour it into your dish - this will vary depending on how juicy your oranges were). If not, add very small amounts of extra juice, or water, stirring very well until this consistency is reached.
- Once you are happy, gently fold through the sultanas.
- Pour the batter into your baking tray and top with a sprinkle of muesli (I used 'The Muesli')
- Bake at 180c for approx 30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean
Do you have a go-to ‘healthified’ cake recipe that still tastes like you’re eating cake?
I’d love to hear about it….