Citrus Olive Oil Cake with Chia Seeds
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Serves: 8
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • Glase (optional):
  • 3 Tbsp maple cream
  • 1 Tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  1. In a large bowl mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, flaxseed meal, baking soda, salt and chia seeds.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together olive oil and maple syrup with a hand mixer.
  3. Add in eggs one at a time and continue mixing.
  4. Add in applesauce, vanilla extract and lemon juice, mix until fully incorporated. .
  5. Pour wet ingredients in with dry ingredients and mix together with hand mixer to form batter.
  6. Line the bottom of a cake pan with parchment paper.
  7. Peel the lemon and the orange. Cut into slices and lay across the bottom of the cake pan.
  8. Pour batter over citrus slices and shake to even out.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Set the pan on a wire rack when removing it from the oven and allow it to cool.
  11. Cut around the edges to remove cake from pan and flip onto a plate.
  12. To make glaze (optional) mix together maple cream, coconut cream and lemon juice over low heat or a double broiler just until incorporated. Drizzle over cake.
  13. Enjoy!
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