Pulp Cakes…yes CAKE is good for you

Pulp Cakes… yes CAKE is good for you

 Hi guys So as promised this weekend In between loads of crazy Events with MFC…I’ve managed to put together 2 Cakes using left over pulp from the weekend juices…
One was made with Beetroot(1)Apple(2)ginger(1 thumb)and lemon(1) and cocoa power was added to compliment the mainly beetroot taste plus the extra ingredients talked about below in the making technique, it was a good cake & tasted good, but lacked sweetness as I had ran out of honey & when I mean honey…i’m talking a lower GI honey such as Agave honey 

Or a natural sweetener like sweet freedom yes strictly speaking they are not honeys as they don’t come from a bee! But they are far better for you & there brown and sticky like honey!! 

These products are not processed such and cheaper honeys or God forbid refined sugar…so please don’t use refined sugar in these cakes as it totally against the Ethics of what it’s all about and your really not loosing out by using a better quality product so it a win win for your body…anyway I won’t bore you to tears with the GI( Glycemic Index) scale today but it is something that’s worth covering another day…

 
The other cake was made with,Avocado(1)lemon(1) oranges(2)ginger(1 thumb) & lemongrass(1 stalk)…I added sultanas to this one which made it a lot better tasting cake & actually really nice,the Ginger and Lemon grass whist worked well in the juice make the cake a little fibrous…but not nasty so don’t worry it’s wasn’t chewy !!! Again some Natural honey would have made it sweeter,but don’t go crazy with it when you add it…
 
So how do you make it you might ask? Those who have a natural talent in the kitchen will be great at experimenting with this…but below is how they were made…
 
For an average cricket ball sized lump of pulp you add 1 cup coconut flour and 1/2 cup tapioca flour to a bowl, there’s the Option to add baking powder here if people want a lighter cake. 
Mix dry ingredients together and then mix with the pulp, add cinnamon, nutmeg etc if want more flavour and warmth, Add some coconut oil to the mix (about 2 tablespoons) and half to one cup of honey (depending on how gooey and sweet you want it!) obviously I didn’t add This as had none!!! 1st thing on the shopping list today…
Then add eggs- this is where you have to judge the mix, as it could get too wet here, 4 eggs is a good amount for this size portion, You can leave out 2 yolks if watching calories, Add more flour if it is too sloppy, mix well. Then pop in a lined cake tin and bake for about 15- 20 mins at 180-200 degrees. Check a knife comes out clean then leave to cool and cut up into bite sized chunks!

So how did it look you might ask before you try it yourself.

This was the Beetroot,Apple,lemon & Ginger one,each cube about 1.5” in size & about 70 calories if made as was,but it’s not about the calories more about the quality of the calories…both cakes worked out roughly the same

 

This was the Avocado,Orange,Lemon,Ginger & Lemon grass one, a far better cake and i’m still digging into it today with a cuppa as I write this…

These cakes kept me going all weekend doing a 20k OCR and a half Marathon so they must work…

So get Juicing and get making pulp cakes ,let me know what you think…

This week I will be looking into greens and less fruit Juicing and making snacks at the weekend with the pulps…so keep up to date with how it’s going and #letsgetjuicing 

 


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