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Orange & Poppyseed Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup teff flour (a high protein Ethiopian grain. Delicious and nutty, minus the nuts!)
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 4 eggs (3 large or 4 mediums)
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • zest from 2 oranges
  • 2 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup rice malt syrup, maple syrup or honey
  • 125 g butter, melted (coconut oil or macadamia oil for dairy free)
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean
  • 1/3-1/2 cup poppy seeds depending on whether you like it super seedy, or not so much.

For the ORANGE VANILLA BUTTER GLAZE

  • juice of 1 orange
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 tsp syrup of choice

Instructions

For the ORANGE VANILLA BUTTER GLAZE

  • Mix all ingredients for the glaze.
  • Simmer for 5-7 mins in a small saucepan. Cool to thicken and then pour over the cake for a delicious, sticky orange caramel finish.

Thermomix / MyCook instructions

  • Melt butter, speed 2 100C, 2 minutes. While it’s melting, drizzle in the rice malt syrup, orange juice, vanilla bean and coconut cream. Then pop all flours and baking powder and apple cider vinegar and then the eggs on top and mix for 8 seconds, speed 6. Lastly pop the poppy seeds in. 3 seconds, speed 5. Done.

Conventional Instruction

  • Melt butter in a saucepan
  • Preheat oven 180C / 350F and line a loaf tin or a 24cm cake tin with parchment paper that’s been well greased with olive oil or melted butter.
  • Whisk the 3-4 eggs in a deep bowl to form a base for all the ‘wet’ ingredients and add oj, syrup, coconut milk and orange zest and combine well with a whisk for 20 seconds.
  • Then in the dry ingredient bowl, pop the flours, vanilla powder, poppy seed, baking powder and apple cider vinegar on top of the baking powder so that it aerates and bubbles a little. Mixe through well with a spoon to aerate and combine.
  • Then, combine both bowls and stir well until combined and ribbony. If for whatever reason it’s ‘liquidy’ and not ‘ribbony’, just add 1 tablespoon teff and 1 tapioca flours.
  • Then pour mixture into the cake tin or loaf and bake for 30 minutes – 40 minutes, depending on ‘height’ / depth of mixture in the vessel. Do a skewer test to avoid stress. Once it comes up clean, you’re done.
  • Take cake out and cool.