Grapefruit n' Basil Sesame Seed Cake and Giveaway…

by Amie on August 25, 2010

I’ve been itching to bake a gluten-free, summer inspired cake for the past few days and I recently came up with this deliciously healthy and tasty recipe in my lil kitchen.  The combination of fresh grapefruit with black sesame seeds and fresh, sweet basil adds the perfect touch to a light, spongy cake that is perfect for an afternoon treat or an after-dinner dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup stevia
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, very finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking
  • 2 Tbsp. black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Foods Gluten-Free Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Gluten-Free Puffed Rice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup Greek plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. grated grapefruit zest
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 tsp. stevia, for topping

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, stevia, cinnamon, fresh basil, baking powder, baking soda and sesame seeds.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine Gluten-Free cereals, almond milk, egg whites, olive oil, grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice and yogurt; mix well to ensure cereal is evenly coated.  Slowly add almond flour mixture; stir well until combined.
  3. Transfer mixture to a baking dish coated with baking spray.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and set on a cooling rack to cool.  Sprinkle with additional stevia.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  7. Enjoy!

And Now…

First, Please vote for my SPAM Recipe as I am one of the finalists.  Please click on this link and award me 5 ratings :

http://www.spam.com/recipes/detail.aspx?recipeId=5299

For My Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a jar of Coconut Secret’s Raw Coconut Crystals and Raw Coconut Nectar, which are both low-glycemic sugar alternatives free of chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.  These are made from 100% Pure Coconut Tree Sap, Gluten-Free, Unbleached, Unrefined, Non-GMO and Vegan.

To Enter:

Leave me a comment on this post telling me how you’d use these crystals and nectar in your cooking and baking.

Good Luck; I will be choosing a winner on Friday, August the 27th at 5PM EST.

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lisasfoods August 25, 2010 at 9:05 am

I just love coconut. I’d probably try adding the nectar to my granola recipe, and I’d add the crystals to a set of corn muffins, just to add a different flavor.

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Heather (Where's the Beach) August 25, 2010 at 9:32 am

Interesting. I’ve never heard of coconut crystals. I had to check out the recipe section to even know how I would use. I loved the idea of the adobo sauce or energy bars. So I’m assuming they are kind of a sweetener? Maybe they would work well with a chipotle bbq sauce…

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} August 26, 2010 at 1:09 am

I don’t want to enter the giveaway — just wanted to let you know I voted 5 cans for your recipe :) It looks and sounds easy and delicious!

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The Healthy Apple August 26, 2010 at 10:15 am

Aawwww; thank you so much, Cheryl! I know, SPAM goes against all of my ‘Clean Eating’ philosophy but I decided to enter this contest and I greatly appreciate your vote…Have a wonderful day. Best, Amie

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misssmouse August 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm

First of all I love this cake idea, I am going to try it out this weekend, the flavors are so original!
I would love to try the coconut crystals, what a cool product! I am always trying to find alternative sweeteners for baked goods and I would love to try this in cookies, especially chocolate chip!

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The Healthy Apple August 27, 2010 at 8:30 am

Thank you so much for your kind words; I’m so glad that you enjoyed this recipe! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you again for your comment. Best, Amie

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Erika August 27, 2010 at 12:06 am

I would use them instead of sugar or (gasp) Splenda.

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