It's no secret that I like to bake cakes.
But recently I have been drastically reducing our consumption of refined sugars.
I am slowly going through my old baking favourites and making them into a healthier alternative to the traditional ones full of the nasty stuff.
Whole orange cake.
It is dense, moist and full of flavour.
The best part is that it's all done in a food processor.
Less mess to clean up afterwards! Hooray!
Whole Orange Cake
1 orange, scrubbed clean and chopped into quarters
180g butter (can substitute for coconut oil or apple sauce but results will vary)
1/2 cup raw honey
2 cups wholewheat flour (this is where I get mine from)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp raw honey
Juice of 1 orange
Preheat oven to 150/160*C
Melt the butter in a small bowl and stir in honey
Place orange in food processor and blitz until broken into fine pieces.
Add eggs, butter and honey mixture, flour and baking powder and blitz until combined.
Pour into a lightly greased cake tin and bake for 30-40mins or until golden.
Leave in tin to slightly cool and prepare syrup.
Warm up orange juice and stir in honey until melted completely.
Using a fork, poke holes all over surface of warm cake.
Drizzle syrup all over and leave to cool.
Or, if you are like me....
Have a little "taste test" while it's still warm....