In typical Saturday morning fashion my coffee and I sat down and watched The Pioneer Woman. Can I just tell you that I love her!? I do. I wish I could live out on a ranch and have the kitchen(s) she has. I love her recipes and usually drool while watching her show.
This past weekend she made some Orange Mini-Muffins. They looked awesome. I loved the orange idea. Something different. I have also been wanting to use my bundt pan for awhile so I thought I would make my own version.
It came out as a super moist dense cake. The best part about this cake is that it’s not necessarily a dessert. You could eat it for breakfast too.
I also found it convenient to cut off a slice as a snack…and by snack, I mean hold the slice in my hand and eat it without a plate. Classy I know. That’s me.
- 2 Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- Zest of 2 Oranges
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 Tsp Himalayan Salt
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 1 Tbsp White Vinegar
- 1 Cup Date Paste
- 1 Cup Coconut Oil
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tbsp Raw Honey
- Juice from 1/2 of one of the zested Oranges
Pour the tablespoon of white vinegar into the cup of almond milk (to make buttermilk), letting it sit until you are ready for it.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour the bundt pan.
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
Create a well in the center of the flour mixture. In the well place the date paste, almond milk mix, coconut oil and 2 eggs. Mix it together well.
Stir in the orange zest.
Pour the mixture into your bundt pan and bake on the middle rack for approximately 35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool the cake on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
While the cake starts to cool mix together your glaze of 2 tablespoons of honey and the juice from 1/2 an orange.
Remove the cake from the pan, flipping it right side up.
Drizzle the glaze all over the cake while it’s still semi-warm so the glaze can soak right into the cake.
Can you smell the orange? Oh yeah. Good stuff.
Tip: Don’t waste the other 1 1/2 oranges left over. Peel them and put the orange sections into snack bags in the fridge. Perfect on the go or lunch box snacks.