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Tuesday, 6 August 2019

California Walnut Cake : Lower In Carbs and perfect with a cuppa


When living a LCHF lifestyle, you do get used to using alternative flours or nuts and oats, to make low-carb cakes. Take this recipe for example  … a pile of whipped orange-scented cream cheese frosting is the perfect accompaniment to the nutty cake underneath. 

Ingredients
12 servings
265g walnut pieces (about 2 ¼ cups)
140g Swerve (¾ cup) or other cup for cup sugar replacement
¼ teaspoon (kosher) salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
7 (free-range) eggs, room temperature, separated
1 tablespoon orange extract (or orange juice)
Cooking spray

Cream Cheese Frosting
4 ounces whipped cream cheese (½ a tub)
90g Swerve confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons orange zest (about 1 medium orange)
¼ cup whipping cream, plus 2-3 tablespoons more, if needed (can substitute regular milk)
peeled orange segments for garnish (optional) 


Instructions with step-by-step guide
can be found here
Need help with weight/measurement conversion
see here

don't forget your cup and plate ...


If you are just starting a low carb diet/lifestyle you may feel confused with which low carb flours to use. You may never have used any of them before and how to use them properly can be daunting. Low carb flours do not behave like wheat flour, and how to use them in your old regular high carb recipes is a common question. Of course you may also be interested, or want to know more about them. If that is the case then Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs' site has a very good guide, and you can read it here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas and articles within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

26 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

It looks and sounds good.

Sandi said...

Yum...

Miss Val's Creations said...

This cake sounds delicious. We are obsessed with ginger snaps in our house right now so I like that this is a spicy one!

My name is Erika. said...

YUM!

dellgirl said...

Wow, that California Walnut Cake looks absolutely delicious. It has all the perfect ingredients in it. I could really munch on that with some Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

Too bad I can't though. Grandson has the deadly "Peanut Allergy"!!! We've banned nuts from our diets since he was born...9 years ago. We don't even bring nuts into the house.

Wishing you all the best!

Tom said...

...it looks mighty fine!

Christine said...

This looks amazing!

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks very delicious. Valerie

baili said...

i just finished my laundry and this cake feels compelling at the moment :)

hope it's okay if i add sugar instead replacement

lots of best wishes for your days my friend!

baili said...

crockery is elegant :)

Jo said...

Yum, my mouth's watering.

Sami said...

I'll be trying this out on the weekend for sure! Looks fabulous and easy to make too.
Thanks Jan

Ygraine said...

Oh WOW, this looks SO mouthwatering...I am off to buy the ingredients now!
Oh thank you so much for sharing...😊😊

Hugs xxx

It's me said...

Mmmmmmmmm this make my day.......love Ria 💕

Sue said...

This looks delicious, I could fancy a piece right now! x

Sandra Cox said...

Oh my goodness. Doesn't that look mouthwatering?

William Kendall said...

I'd go for that.

Lady Fi said...

Looks amazing!

RO said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe. I'm always in with nuts in just about anything. I also appreciate the extra tips on the right flour to use. Hugs, RO

Rain said...

You had me at "cream cheese frosting"!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This looks absolutely fabulous and the photo has truly made me hungry! Thanks for the recipe, Jan.

Teresa said...

Tiene que estar delicioso. Un beso.

Mary Kirkland said...

That really sounds good.

bill burke said...

Yummy! I'll be trying this.

aussie aNNie said...

Delish love the look of this recipe.x

Magic Love Crow said...

This sounds so yummy! Thank you! Big Hugs!