Sunday, March 4, 2018

Chocolate Orange Cake with Melon Seeds

Chocolate Orange Cake with Melon Seeds

Last evening, it suddenly struck me that I hadn't baked my customary healthy orange cake this season. I promptly bought a couple of Malta oranges and baked this super healthy, moist and yummy cake. I added some cocoa powder for that slight bitter taste. It's awesome as a tea or coffee cake. Do try out this cake before oranges go out of the market. 

Wholewheat flour – ¾ cup
Custard powder (vanilla) – ¼ cup
Egg – 1 or Hung curd – ½ cup
Jaggery powder – ¾ cup
Cocoa Powder - 2 tbsp
Melon Seeds - 2 tbsp
Baking powder - 1tsp
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Orange zest – ½ to 3/4 peel
Orange juice – ½ cup
Coconut oil – ¼ cup

Mix dry ingredients well
Add oil, orange zest and orange juice
Mix well
Beat the eggs
Add to the mixture and mix using cut and fold method
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes

While we're all aware of the health benefits of oranges, let's look at orange zest:

Lowers high blood pressure and cholesterol
Has anti-cancer effects
Contains considerable amounts of calcium, copper, magnesium, vitamin A, folate and other B vitamins
Contains dietary fibre

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