Orange date cake

This cake is based on the idea of the 30 second Orange cake from the Thermomix recipe community and you can find the original here. It is quite a dense, moist cake. I made it in my Bellini, but I think you could make it in a high powered food processor – you’ll just need to increase the times.

  • 1 whole orange (yes, ALL of it – skin, pips, the lot)
  • 6 medjool dates, pips removed
  • 225g Nuttelex/vegan butter/ tasteless coconut oil
  • 80g coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups GF SR flour plus 1/3 cup almond/seed meal OR 2 cups (350g) spelt flour plus 2.5 tsp of GF baking powder
  • 6 tbsp aquafaba (liquid drained from a can of chick peas)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Place orange, in quarters, dates and Nuttelex in the machine and blitz on speed 9 for about 10-15 seconds.

Add in the sugar, chia (and baking powder if required) then process on speed 5 for 15 seconds.

Add in the aquafaba through the top chute whilst mixing on speed 4.

Add in the flour (and meal if using) and mix on speed 4 for 20 seconds, then scrape down the sides and then again on speed 5 for 15 seconds.

Place in a greased 20cm springform cake tin and bake in a preheated 180C oven for about 60 minutes. Blog 218 Allow to cool slightly in tin before transferring to cooling rack. Sprinkle with GF icing sugar to serve. Blog 222 Freezes and defrosts well too. Enjoy 🙂

3 thoughts on “Orange date cake

  1. Hi Jessie. Firstly, I’ve actually met you and I know Peter from YFC connections 🙂 This may sound like a dumb question but, I can tolerate eggs, so if you’ve used egg replacer or flax how much egg would that be? So wish I could do oats ans spelt! Thanks.

    1. Hi Ali – yes I remember you! You need to use 3 whole eggs in this recipe. I understand your wish for oats and spelt … I was so excited when we could introduce little bits! Happy Baking.

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