sweet treat

Boiled Orange Cranberry And Chocolate Cake

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2 whole ORGANIC oranges
2 and 1/4 cups ground almonds
1 cup coconut sugar 
4 free range eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup roughly chopped good quality dark chocolate

Place whole oranges in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil and continue the boil for 1 hour.

Drain. Let cool (apparently patience is virtous)

Preheat oven to 160 C

Cut oranges in half and place in a food processor (skin, pith, flesh errythang) with ground almonds, coconut sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and baking soda then process until smooth.

Turn the food processor off, unless you want to die and using a spoon, gently mix in the cranberries and chocolate (leaving a handful behind for topping)

Pour batter into a baking-paper lined cake tin, top with remaining cranberries and chocolate and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a fork comes out clean when inserted.

Let cool completely before removing from tin.

Note: using organic oranges is vital here seeing as you’re going to be eating the whole thang. Also, the thinner the orange skin, the sweeter.

Enjoy! Let me know how it goes and don’t forget to tag me in your creations xx

Easy healthy delicious pumpkin loaf

Although I may have added “easy”, “healthy” and “delicious” simply for the sake of making my post more Google accessible, my loaf is nevertheless; super simple, made solely with wholesome ingredients and of course; delish (if I may say so myself). I’m sorry I didn’t have enough time to cut the loaf and take a picture of it alongside some strategically placed doilies or flowers or baby pumpkins or fancy cutlery or…I think you get the picture. I also didn’t get a chance to take 10+ photos of it from different angles.
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2 free-range eggs
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup raw honey
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1 1/2 cup wholewheat flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp mashed ripe banana (for binding purposes only)
3/4 cup of pumpkin puree – I made my own by simply cooking some pumpkin(skin on) with a little water then mashing it with a fork.
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds for topping

Preheat oven to 180C

Grease a loaf tin with a little oil

Mix all ingredients together (first wet then dry)

Pour loaf mixture into loaf tin and top with pepitas (Espanol for pumpkin seeds)

Bake for 20 minutes then, loosely cover with a sheet of cooking foil – this is to avoid over browning

Bake for another 20 minutes or until the fork comes out clean