This is a gorgeous and healthy cake recipe. I've made it super healthy especially for me....After seeing the naturopath I now try and avoid as much sugar as possible. But the one sugar which I’m allowed and which is good for me is coconut sugar - I have no idea why this is! But I now use it in all my cooking.
I’ve just made a very tasty and healthy cake using parsnips, lemon rind, ginger and brazil nuts!!
Really simple and easy to make and its a great alternative to a carrot cake!
250 g - Buckwheat Flour
175 g - Coconut Sugar
350 g - Parsnips - peeled & blended
Zest of 4 lemons (unwaxed)
85 g Brazil Nuts - blended
250 ml - Olive Oil
3 large free range eggs
125 g Stem Ginger - finely chopped. The stem ginger I used was covered in a syrup so I just washed that off before chopping them up.
Really simple instructions to follow….
Turn the oven on to 160 C Fan. I do this first so the oven gets nice and warm for when you put the cake in.
Cut out grease proof paper the same size as your tin and place in the tin.
Blend the brazil nuts in the food processor.
Peel and chop the parsnips - I also blended them as it makes it so much quicker.
Measure out the flour
Measure out the coconut sugar
Zest the 4 lemons and add to the mixture.
Chop up the stem ginger as finely as you can and mix everything together. This is your DRY mix.
Measure the olive oil out, crack the three eggs into in and mix together. This is your WET mix.
Now pour your wet mix into your dry mix.
Stir with a spoon for a few mins and boom you’re done.
Pour into the lined tray and pop in the oven for 45 mins! (Use a timer!)
Once it's ready, just use a sharp knife to piece the centre, the knife should come out clean. This means the cake is ready. If its still a little gooey pop it back into the oven for another 5 mins or so.
While the cake is cooking - clear away all your mess and get a rack ready to cool your cake on.
Now enjoy! I like it hot straight from the oven, this is partly because I’m so impatient I want to eat it straight away. Its also pretty awesome cold!!
Have a go and let me know how you get on!
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