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Tuesday, 7 September 2021

California Walnut Cake : Lower In Carbs : Enjoy a slice 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

would you prefer tea or coffee with your slice of cake?

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

29 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

thanks for sharing

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds delicious! I would like coffee with mine, please! Valerie

Tom said...

...looks and sounds good.

Elephant's Child said...

That does sound good. Thank you.

Christine said...

This looks so good!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Walnut cake sounds perfect

Mary Kirkland said...

That cake sounds delightful.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I was thinking about walnuts just a while ago.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Snowbird said...

How delicious that looks.xxx

happyone said...

Mmmmm that sure looks good.

My name is Erika. said...

It sounds delicious. I think walnuts, although they can be bitter, make a nice alternative to almonds.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Oh wow - I feel fortunate not to have any special food requirements but this sure does look good for everyone!

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta adoro las nueces y pronto la hare. Te mando un beso

bread&salt said...

Looks fingerlickingly delicious! Also i love your presentation. It is perfect.

Angie's Recipes said...

Walnuts are good for us. I would love a slice with my tea :-)

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful healthy cake to take away the blues? x

Betty said...

cake looks good but it's the beautiful pink tea cup that got my attention! tea always tastes better in proper cup, I think :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always asked my grandmother for carrot walnut cake on my birthday. It looks wonderful, but needs carrots (grin).

Aishu said...

Look's amazing! Got to try sometime. :)

Margaret D said...

Very nice

baili said...

oh this one is truly mouthwatering or may be it's tea time almost lol

thank you for the amazing delicious recipe
i will definitely make this one inshallah

Sue said...

Ooh this looks delicious! Definitely coffee with mine please. Have a very happy week Jan & Eddie xx

Ananka said...

Always coffee with cake or a biccy :-D That looks amazing <3 and love walnuts. I find eggs bind almond flour very well when I made pizzas and peanut cookies.

sandy said...

looks so good - at first it looked like gingerbread cake. i love cream cheese frosting, yum.

DVArtist said...

This looks delish..... but I am allergic to walnuts.

William Kendall said...

Sounds good!

Debbie said...

i will have tea with my slice. your china is always beautiful!!

Rose said...

What I would prefer is to have a place to collect teacups like the one in your pic...beautiful! And the cake sounds delicious, too.

Teresa said...

Yo siempre con café. Besos.