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Healthier Orange Poppy Seed Frosted Cake: Perfect for coffee and cake catch-ups

Healthier Orange Poppy Seed Frosted Cake: Perfect for coffee and cake catch-ups

Enjoy a delicious and healthier version of the classic orange and poppy seed cake. This gluten-free cake is light, moist, and packed with zesty orange flavors and crunchy poppy seeds. replaces the word nice with emptypped with creamy orange-infused frosting, this cake is perfect for any coffee and cake gathering with friends.

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Why you'll love it: This cake has a perfect gluten-free, moist and tasty texture, thanks to the combination of gluten-free flour and almond flour. Orange zest and juice provide a refreshing citrus kick, while poppy seeds add a lovely crunch. The light cream cheese frosting sweetened with honey and orange juice complements the cake beautifully, making it a guilt-free indulgence.

Perfect occasion: This cake is ideal for coffee drinks, afternoon tea, brunches or any other occasion where you want to impress your guests with a delicious and healthy treat. It's also great for birthdays, potlucks, or simply as a dessert at home.

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Decorating Tips: For a beautiful presentation, sprinkle additional poppy seeds over the icing. You can also garnish with shavings of orange zest or thin orange slices. Serve the cake on a decorative cake stand or platter to enhance its appeal.

Ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 1 cup plain gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar or sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds
  • The zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk

For the icing:

  • 1 block of light cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
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Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F). Butter and line a cake mold.
  2. Prepare the cake batter:
    • In a large bowl, combine plain gluten-free flour, almond flour, baking powder, sugar or sweetener and poppy seeds.
    • Add the orange zest, orange juice, olive oil, eggs and milk. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Bake the cake:
    • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, spreading it evenly.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool the cake:
    • Let the cake cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Prepare the frosting:
    • In a medium bowl, combine light cream cheese, honey and orange juice. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  6. Frost the cake:
    • Once the cake has cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly on top.
    • Sprinkle with additional poppy seeds for decoration.

Enjoy this healthier Orange Poppy Seed Frosted Cake, a delicious, guilt-free treat perfect for any occasion!

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