Thursday, 23 July 2015

ESSENTIAL LEMON VANILLA CAKE

A CUP OF TEA WITH THAT? 

Do you enjoy the fresh taste of crisp Lemon.... Lost and found again in a cloud of sweet indulgence?

Does a golden cake of citrus and vanilla notes, accompanied with a nice cup of tea in the afternoon sound like your perfect mini escape?

With 15 minutes preparation time and 40 minutes baking time, you'll be sitting down to a freshly made, warm treat ( and guilt free too, of course!) within the hour - and I'll excuse you for eating more than your fair share!




Who says 'you can't have your cake and eat it too'? With these ingredients, you'll eat what you want, and thank you very much! Let's take a look at the star ingredients:

Almonds: Extremely high in Vitamin E - a powerful antioxidant that protects our cells from damage and helps to maintain a healthy heart and healthy blood vessels. Almonds are a great source of manganese, biotin, and copper. Almonds also provide a source of magnesium, vitamin B-2 and phosphorous.

Lemon: One raw lemon (without the peel) provides 51% of daily vitamin C needs as well as small amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese.

Coconut Flour, Milk & Oil : The healthy fat that stops sugar cravings, boosts metabolism, supports immunity and aids digestion.

Stevia: 100% natural and helps to maintain normal blood sugar levels.


Vanilla: The extract contains small amounts of B-complex groups of vitamins such as niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B-6. This condiment spice also contains small traces of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron and zinc.

Peruvian Pink Salt: Contains vital, naturally occuring, chelated minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, copper and zinc.


I have offered my homemade 'Essential Lemon Vanilla Cake' to many different groups of lovely people, and the responses are always completely full of gratitude & appreciation! So take it from me, I have had a long history of success with this recipe! And it's super easy! AND... If you know me, you know that I like to cook 'ONE BOWL WONDERS'.... Taste and Practicality are my specialities!


ESSENTIAL LEMON VANILLA CAKE

Makes: 1 loaf shaped ( 10cm x 20cm x 5cm deep ) cake
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 35-40 minutes
Fat & Calories: Who cares when you’re eating fantastically healthy… Come on!


Ingredients:

4 organic free-range eggs
1 270g can of pure coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon of ground vanilla bean
1 heaped tablespoon of organic honey (can use raw, however baking will destroy the active properties in any case)
1 teaspoon of organic stevia
1/4 teaspoon of Peruvian pink salt
The juice of 1/2 a lemon
The zest of one lemon
10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
1 cup of Almond Flour
1 cup of Coconut Flour
2 heaped teaspoons if Baking Powder
Coconut Oil for greasing the cake tin


Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease the cake tin with coconut oil.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, vanilla, honey, stevia, salt, lemon juice, lemon zest and lemon essential oil.
  3. Add the almond flour, coconut flour and baking power and whisk in with the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Scoop the mixture into the cake tin and lightly spread the mixture evenly across the length of the tin.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top becomes a nice golden brown. Remove and cover with a layer of foil.
  6. Put back into the oven for another 15 minutes and check that the cake is cooked through, with a skewer.

I hope you enjoy this cake as much as I do.

Now go and grab that cup of tea! :)


ESSENTIAL OILS:
If you would like to know more about essential oils and where you can get your hands on some pure, edible Lemon essential oil, just visit my website here


Much Love,


Candice. Xx



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Nutritional Sources:
http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nutrition+tips/10+facts+about+coconut+oil,18271
http://www.australianalmonds.com.au/trade/australian_almonds/almond_health_nutrition
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/11/18/coconut-oil-uses.aspx
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283476.php
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287251.php
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/vanilla-beans.html








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