Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Chia Seed Choc Cake and some sewing.........

Hi All
I know my Family room looks a mess as it has been a hive of activity all day.
Grandma is busy knitting me dishcloths and face washers, I have been sewing making some new creations. You will have to wait to see what I'm up too though.

In the middle of all this activity Will announces "Their is nothing to eat" of course not just as
I have my sewing bug in full swing I have to stop to make a cake.

Never mind though as I got a new cook book when I was at The wine and food festival.
Gluten free grain free
Tania Hubbard
I watched Tania do a cooking demo and love it all so much I got her book....And what a wonderful book it is...
I just whacked every thing into my Thermomix and then in the oven and
A rich chocolate cake....
Chia  Seed Chocolate Cake
Chia seeds 4 TBLS soaked in 1 cup of water for 15mins
Cocoa Raw 1/2 cup
125 grms soft butter
5 eggs
1 cup Almond meal
1 cup coconut palm sugar or sugar of your choice ( I use Rapidura organic )
pinch salt
1 teaspoon bi carb
Combine all ingredients except chai seed mixture, mix all together then mix in chai seed mix.
Pour into lined cake tin and cook for 40-45 mins on 180C or until cake springs back ...
Cool for 10  mins then enjoy.....
Very moist cake but O so good......


  1. That cake looks yummy, Mandy. Of course there is never anything to eat when there is a male in the house.:-) Don't you just love them?

  2. Oh looks delicious , I love that thermomix I have never seen one, but a friend told me about them.

  3. Yummy! I have Thermomix envy!

  4. I have made a chocolate cake that was actually a thermomix receipe (I don't have a thermomix) and it was made out of kidney beans of all things. I am not a chocolate or cake fan (I know very strange for a woman lol!!!) but I went back for seconds and put the rest in the freezer.

    During school holidays the pantry seems to get emptied quicker that it can be filled.

  5. I love Tania Hubbard and that is one of my favourite cookbooks, her bread is the only bread we eat. Did you see her demo her pizza base made out of pumpkin seeds, that is so nice, it's on her website. She started my favourite cafe Husk and Honey in Nambour and the new owners keep it in her style of food, next time your on the coast you should try it, its glorious :) It was thanks to her and Cindi O'mera that got me on the right path as far as food goes.

  6. Love chia seeds I have been writing a post about them. The cake looks delicious! You may want to check the heading and your post as you have typed in chai and not chia.

  7. Well that's a dughhhhh moment right there, thanks for that Deanne.
    Jackie I too follow Cindi am on here HCG now for the 2nd time.
    Louise I have never seen the kidney bean cake, might have to find that and give it a go.
    Sharon and Joolz, I love my thermomix I use it every day most times more, it has made my life a lot healthier because of what I can do with it.
    Nana Chel, ihey just want to walk in and graze till there is nothing left....

    Thank you so much for your comments girls