Food, Fun and Face!

Welcome to my blog! I'm starting this blog to add some spice to some of your kitchens! I follow a primal lifestyle which basically means I eat a whole bunch of vegetables, good meats, some fruit, nuts and seeds and a little dairy. I avoid eating all grains and try not to eat processed food and limit the amount of sugar I throw down my throat. Basically the name of the game is to eat REAL FOOD. Sounds simple right? But sometimes people find it hard to start to eat this way. So this blog is here to help you (and me) throw together some awesome tasty food . So please stay a while and get your creative kitchen juices flowing again!!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Best Primal Cake Ever!

I don't usually get into making sweet things for desert.

I prefer to eat something like blueberries and coconut cream and a little 85% dark chocolate for desert if I really feel like it.

But everyone seems to love cake!

This recipe was given to me by the lovely Kristy, and changed only minutely.

It has to be the easiest cake to make ever. And it tastes amazing.

Ingredients:

2 Bananas
1x Can 440G Dole Crushed Pineapple
3x Eggs
100g Melted Butter
1/3 Cup Dessicated Coconut
4x 70g Packets Ground Almonds (roughly 2 2/3 Cups)
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1x tsp Ground Cinnamon
1x Block 85% Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate
Optional:
Handful Frozen Blueberries
1x Apple Chopped


First thing to do is to turn your oven on to 180°C.

Then roughly cut up the butter and put in a microwaveable dish with a saucer or 'lid' over it and put it on for around 45 secs or until melted.



In a large mixing bowl, mash up the 2 bananas until they are nice and runny using the back of a fork.

To that, add the can of crushed pineapple, juice and all.



Then add the 3 eggs and melted butter.


Give it a good mix. Just using a fork is good enough.

Then to the 'wet' mixture add all the dry ingredients.

Add the ground almonds, coconut, baking powder and cinnamon.


Give the mixture a really good mix so as everything is combined well.

Once you have mixed it all together you can now add the block of chocolate which you will have to break up into whatever sized pieces you desire!

This is also a good time to add any chopped apple or frozen blueberries if you want them in the cake.

I recommend adding blueberries and chocolate. So good!


Then pour your cake mixture into a cake tin. I use a non stick tin. If you don't have one you will have to grease the inside of your tin with a little butter before pouring in the cake mixture.

I then garnish the top of the cake with a few small squares of the dark chocolate but that's not really necessary!


Then pop your cake in the oven and cook for 1 hour. If you are unsure whether or not the cake is ready then push a knife into the middle of the cake and if when you pull it out, it comes out cleanly with no mixture on it then it's done!

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