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Almond cake with Cardamom poached apricots Recipe

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Almond cake with Cardamom poached apricots

A great way to celebrate the summer ripe apricot, other than eating them raw, is poaching them and serving them as a compliment to an almond cake. Almonds are an apricots culinary friend, so here is a recipe marrying the two with a super food twist.

How to make

Ingredients

​Almond cake

3 tbsp Naturya Chia Seeds

12 tbsp water

3 tbsp Naturya Lucuma Powder

200g ground almonds

1 cup gluten free self-raising flour

1 tsp gluten free baking powder

Almond flakes

1 cup melted Naturya Coconut Oil

1 ½ cups coconut sugar

Poached apricots

500ml water

2 tbsp coconut sugar

3 tbsp agave syrup

Pinch of chilli flakes, cardamom seeds

Method

  • Place the Chia Seeds in a bowl and allow them to soak in the water for 15 minutes, until they become slightly gelatinous
  • While the chia seed magic is taking place gently melt the Coconut Oil and line the cake tin
  • Add the melted Coconut Oil and Chia mixture to the ground almonds, flour, Lucuma Powder and baking powder. Mix well to form a cake-like batter
  • Pour into the lined cake tin and sprinkle the flaked almonds on top and put into the pre-heated oven.
  • The cake should take about 45 mins to cook, after 35 mins turn the oven down to 160°C
  • The cake should feel slightly bouncy when touched; the flaked almonds should be golden brown on top. If the cake still feels gooey continue to cook for a further 10-15 mins
  • Whilst the cake is cooking place the water in a small pan, add the agave syrup, coconut sugar, cardamom seeds and chilli flakes. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and add the apricots. Cook for 30 mins until they are soft to touch
  • Remove the apricots from the poaching liquor and reduce it so that it turns slightly syrupy
  • Once this poaching liquor is thicker return the apricots, so that they remain moist
  • Serve the cake warm with the poached apricots. You can compliment this dessert by adding a nut milk ice cream or whipped coconut cream

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