Orange & Cranberry Cakes

careful with your cranberries - most contain added sugar. I used Earthbound Organic, which have a smidge of cane juice

careful with your cranberries – most contain added sugar. I used Earthbound Organic, which have a smidge of cane juice

My heart-shaped baking trays see a lot of action this time of year.

I suppose I should make an effort to use them year-round but, to quote the meme: “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”

they smell good too

they smell good too

Instead they languish at the back of the cupboard until mid-February when they get used for all sorts of exciting things.

I only really started to appreciate Valentine's Day after I got married - finally a willing recipient for all my baked goods!

I only really started to appreciate Valentine’s Day after I got married – finally a willing recipient for all my baked goods!

If I weren’t going the Valentine’s route, I’d simply bake these in a muffin tray. If you’re intending to do that, you could probably cut the cooking time by 5 minutes and expect to make 6 muffins, rather than 4 hearts.

Orange & Cranberry Cakes (makes 4)

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 very ripe banana
  1. Mash the banana to a pulp then stir in the eggs, honey, coconut oil, orange juice and zest. Whisk together until well combined.
  2. Sieve in the baking powder and coconut flour and stir until it is a semi-thick batter.
  3. Fold in the cranberries and pour into a greased heart-shaped baking tray (I used about 2 heaped tbsps per heart and got 4, if you’re using a standard muffin tray it will probably stretch to 6).
  4. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Let cool before removing from tray.

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