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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Wed May 21, 2014 3:52 pm

Razz Razz 

I can see Hubs at the hospital have a Mac surgically removed.

I had a neighbour years ago who was a known town crook (told me he never does his own neighbourhood)  Shocked  and after an attempted break in here which he thwarted while I was away, he made me a waddy. Its a branch off a tree whittled down to baseball bat size. It has been under my bed for twenty years now  bounce bounce bounce bounce 

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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Wed May 21, 2014 12:22 pm

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Razz Razz 

Uh huh, better today though

YAY!  cheers 

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I wasn't too rough, but he did get a little chewing out for not warning me to expect him. Scaring me is a dangerous thing for me and the one doing the scaring. I tend to go for flight after the fight, or maim, mode. cyclops

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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Wed May 21, 2014 7:23 am

Glad you're feeling better.

Hubs had something similar yesterday. He came home early and slept for hours. Scared the mess out of me. I'd just finished lunch and was in the living room when the doorknob jiggled.

Hubs said he heard the laptop slam shut. It's a Macbook made of metal. I was going to whack whomever was breaking in with it. Twisted Evil 

I wasn't too rough, but he did get a little chewing out for not warning me to expect him. Scaring me is a dangerous thing for me and the one doing the scaring. I tend to go for flight after the fight, or maim, mode. cyclops 
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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Wed May 21, 2014 3:26 am

Razz Razz 

Uh huh, better today though

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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Wed May 21, 2014 1:52 am

You? Miss a fire call? affraid  You definitely are sick!

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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Tue May 20, 2014 1:25 am

Feel like I will be in bed early. Just missed a fire call so that is a sign of illness  pale pale 

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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Tue May 20, 2014 12:57 am

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Did I just say that, that something took precedence over food? I must be running a fever. affraid

 affraid That is shocking!

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I've been laid on the lounge sick all day, no idea what the problem is, just unwell. Slept in jeans and a jumper and the heater up full affraid affraid Musta been poorly to do that Razz

Feel a lot better now though

You caught Mary's fever? How you feeling now, mate?
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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Tue May 20, 2014 12:06 am

Razz Razz 

You will make up for it later knowing you mate.

I've been laid on the lounge sick all day, no idea what the problem is, just unwell. Slept in jeans and a jumper and the heater up full  affraid affraid  Musta been poorly to do that  Razz 

Feel a lot better now though

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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Mon May 19, 2014 4:06 pm

You know it, wins and loses.

The box arrived today. I would have already tried some stuff, but stinking errands took priority.

Did I just say that, that something took precedence over food? I must be running a fever. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Mon May 19, 2014 2:44 pm

Good luck mate, you will keep us informed now won't you  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Mon May 19, 2014 8:48 am

Yep. You hate to pour money down the drain, but even with research there's no guarantee.

Some are so far off you wonder how they get away with advertising it as a substitute, because substitute gives the impression it'll resemble the real thing. No Alternative is more like it.

Reviews aren't too helpful, because one will love the taste while another likens a product to battery acid.

According to the tracking information, my order should arrive today. cheers  cheers 

Soon we shall see if it's back to the drawing board. At this point, I'd be okay with tolerable. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Mon May 19, 2014 3:53 am

The Dukan diet called for this sweetener and I thought I would do the right thing and try it. OMG  Shocked Shocked  down the sink, that stuff will kill a horse.

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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Sat May 17, 2014 5:52 am

I have no problem with that combo. Very Happy 

Never fear. I have a sweetener on the way: Swerve.

I've scoured the internet for information. http://www.naturalnews.com/039647_swerve_sweetener_ingredients.html#ixzz31y7j8g6f

Although many rave about it online, moderate use is the plan.

It appears to be a better option than other alternatives. Who knows, although Swerve claims to be non-allergenic it might not agree with the system. Or one taste will have me pawning it off on someone else.What a Face 

As much as I'd rather stick with dates, honey, and some regular sugar--and won't bake with the toxic waste that contains aspartame and such--higher carbs/glycemic loads pack a punch. Since cutting back, the reaction is more noticeable when I splurge. Two slices of pizza now have me  Sleep  in no time.Neutral 

Inflammation is still an issue, but the joints aren't as swollen--along with other signs of improvement since the carb cutdown. cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Fri May 16, 2014 1:48 pm

You could fiddle with the sugar a bit and use some natural sweetener if you wanted and the bicarb and baking powder can be left out, just use a smaller tin to get the height.

It is a super scrummie cake if you are like me and like the choc/orange combo

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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Fri May 16, 2014 1:07 pm

It does sound tasty.

Yep, castor is confectioner sugar for us. That's what increases the carbs a good bit. Still, this a worthy splurge food. And probably has less than an iced cake. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Fri May 16, 2014 10:27 am

Oh Yum! Gotta say this one sounds delish.
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PostSubject: Chocolate Orange Cake (flourless)   Thu May 15, 2014 3:46 pm

Ingredients:

2 small or 1 large thin-skinned orange, approx. 375 total weight.

6 eggs

1 heaped teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

200g ground almonds

250g castor sugar (confectioner for you I think)

50g cocoa

orange peel for decoration if you wish


Put the whole orange in a pan with some cold water, bring to the boil and cook for 2 hours or until soft. Drain and when cool, cut the orange in half and remove any big pips. Then pulp everything, pith, peel and all in a food processor.

Once the fruit is cold or near cold, (though actually I most often cook the orange the day before) preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180'C. Butter and line a 20cm springform tin.

Add the eggs, baking powder, bicarb of soda, almonds, sugar and cocoa to the orange in the food processor. Run the motor until you have a cohesive cake mixture, but still slightly knobbly with the flecks of pureed orange. Or you could chop the fruit finely by hand and then cream the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon and add the eggs one by one, alternating with spoons of mixed ground almonds and cocoa, then the oranges, though I have to say I have never tried this.

Pour and scrape into the cake tin and bake for an hour, by which time a cake tester should come out pretty well clean. Check after 45 minutes because you may have to cover with foil to prevent the cake burning before it is cooked through, or indeed it may need a little less than an hour, depending on your oven.

Leave the cake to cool in the tin on a cooling rack. When the cake is cold, you can take it out of the tin. Decorate with strips of orange peel or coarsely grated zest if you so wish.


A very yummie cake and only a small slice per serve and super moist. Its not as hard to make as the process sounds mate.

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