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When life throws you lemons …

… Make a cake!

Our lemon tree decided to be particularly fruitful this year and there is no chance we can use all the lemons before they go bad. So yes, I squeezed some and froze the juice but then some friends of ours, who have a lime tree, came and asked us to help them get rid of some of their limes …

So I made a lime-coconut cake for dessert on Shabbat.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1-2 tbs natural sweetener (1-2 ’cause each and his degree of sweetness …)
  • 50 g coconut oil
  • 100 g coconut flakes (you can grind them some more to get a more “uniform” texture)
  • 100 g almond flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp psyllium
  • a pinch of salt
  • juice and grated rind of 2 limes
  • Mix all the dry ingredients, including the lime rind, in a bowl.
  • Mix the eggs, oil and juice together in another bowl. (If you use a liquid sweetener, add it here.)
  • Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix well.
  • Pour into a greased, suitable sized, pan.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes at 175 degrees.

Unfortunately, the cake was finished before I had time to photograph it … 😉

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One comment on “When life throws you lemons …

  1. YossiD
    December 30, 2012

    Aha, Nilsson cake – “You put de lime in de coconut …”

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