Chocolate Orange Chick Pea cake – Gluten Free

16 Jul

I visited the “Kitchen” section of this blog today & I think I can see a theme here.

Raspberry Frozen yoghurt ice cream, Spiced banana Chocolate chip blondie, Caramelised chick pea fudge, Chocolate fudge, Spelt raspberry tea cake ……………

Lots of fudge recipes, lots of cake recipes & a couple of food recipes thrown in for good measure.

Anyone reading this blog would think all we do is sit around eating dessert all day, but I can assure you that is not true!! We eat our vegetables before we have our dessert 😉

One of the hardest things I have found (as a natural-born sweet tooth) in trying to eat healthy is finding healthy substitutes that will satisfy my sweet tooth. Little after dinner treats that hit the spot, little things that taste good that you can pack in lunch boxes, treats you can keep on hand for when the evil “Cadbury” is calling your name.

This is one of those very treats that we keep in our arsenal. My “little one” loves these little cakes & even her little friends at playgroup want to share her lunch when she takes these yummy little cakes along. I of course never let on that they might be “healthy”, that is a Mama’s secret after all…….

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Chocolate Orange Chick Pea Cake a’la Mama Going Natural

You will need:

  • 425gm cooked cooled chick peas (or canned if you prefer)
  • 2/3 c fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 4 eggs
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 2/3 c cacoa powder
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t bicarb soda
  • 1 T vanilla extract

Combine top 3 ingredients in a blender & blend till smooth. Stir in the rest of the ingredients gently. Pour mix into a well greased & floured pan as this mixture is very sticky. The mixture looks very wet, sort of like a smoothie consistency but don’t worry it will all be fine in the end. Bake at 170 degrees for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the cakes completely cool before taking them out of the pan as otherwise they will crack.

This cake tastes better on the second day, the flavours seem to develop more & it seems more rich & chocolatey on the second day.

Enjoy your cake & eat it too

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2 Responses to “Chocolate Orange Chick Pea cake – Gluten Free”

  1. rabidlittlehippy July 24, 2013 at 6:55 am #

    Oooo I like! Could you substitute rapadura for coconut sugar? Only because I have no coconut sugar here. 🙂

    • mamagoingnatural July 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

      You sure can, the flavour will be slightly more malty – but still YUM

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