Grapefruit, Lemon & Chia Cakes
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 85g Nuttlex or butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 medium sized egg
  • 220g flour (I used a blend of 140g wholemeal spelt and the rest coconut flour)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp black chia seeds
  • juice and ½ tsp of one small white grapefruit and one lemon (reserve half of juice for syrup, and some zest if desired)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  1. Place Nuttlex or butter into TMX and cream with sugar on Speed 4 for five seconds.
  2. Add egg and combine on Speed 5 for another five seconds.
  3. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder and combine on Speed 2 for five seconds.
  4. Add half the juice and zest of grapefruit and combine on Speed 3 until cake mixture is smooth and slowly pours out of TMX bowl. If not liquid enough, add a little preferred liquid (milk, soy milk, water or buttermilk) until thinned out.
  5. Place mixture into 10 to 12 patty pans or directly into a greased muffin tray. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. In meantime, prepare syrup by placing remaining citrus juice into a small saucepan with two tablespoons of sugar. Heat on low/medium heat until sugar dissolves and liquid starts to pubble. Add zest if desired. Syrup should coat spoon thinly. If it does not, add another teaspoon of sugar and continue to simmer until syrup forms.
  7. Once cakes are baked, remove from oven and immediately spoon each cake with a little syrup. Allow to cool.
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