Monday, September 24, 2012

Honey Nut Cake

Being healthy, and having fitness as a goal does not mean we go without our treats. Saturdays are my days where I tend to "cheat"- no, not cheating my hubby of course. I mean having treats. If I want the lemon meringue pie, I am enjoying every single bite of it. Pad Thai? bring it on.

Because I believe food and nutrition need to have some balance. I was so tired of living the life of guilt in food. Sure, I still have the scales. And yes, I'm slowing weaning myself from stepping on the scales too often (it started from day to day, now it's weekly..and hopefully fortnightly, and then... who knows).

However, on some week nights or on Sundays...when we have friends pop over, and I do not feel like having a "treat treat" but still want to share a slice of cake with them, I like to experiment and make something that I can have and still know that it is full of nutrition and not sugar. So they are our week day or Sunday treats. ;)

I'm actually really surprised by this coffee honey cake- would you believe we got away with just TWO tablespoon of honey? Since it serves at least 8 people- it really isn't heaps when divided to single serves.  This is a very simple cake to make- a tea cake perhaps.

And they will never know that it is a healthy treat.

Honey Nut Cake
1/2 cup of coffee (instant expresso and water)
2.5 cups of Almond meal
1/2 tsp of sea salt
1/2 tsp of bicarb soda
2 tsp of cinnamon
1tsp of mixed spice
2 eggs
1/2 cup of olive oil
2 tablespoons of honey
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts

Line 9 inch round cake tin with baking paper. Preheat oven to 180C.

Mix almond meal, salt, bicarb soda, cinnamon and baking soda in a bowl. In a jug, whisk eggs, coffee and honey together. Pour wet to dry and fold in. Fold in walnuts last. Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt (with a squeeze of lemon juice) or some cream.



Kitchen Belleicious said...

i know what you mean, sometimes I am not in the mood for something extremely sweet but rather nice and moist and this cake looks just like that! Just perfect for guests!love the honey flavor with the nuts!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great and I love the added coffee! And yes we definitely need to have cheat day. :D

noobcook said...

I like the look and sound of your healthy cake... looks moist!

lena said...

no butter too! well even if it's rich cake, no problem indulge in once in a while, keep your scales away for that week! ha!

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