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Golden Snacking Cake

This cake gets it's pretty hue thanks to the secret ingredient... turmeric!

Yes, turmeric is not just applicable in savory dishes - it can be used to spice up your cake portfolio as well! This sweet and spicy cake was inspired by one of my favorites drinks - the golden milk latte. This latte that has grown in popularity thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties and lovely flavor. So, I decided why not turn it into a cake?!?

This super moist and flavorful cake is a nice way to spice up your baking routine with something different! Get ready for your fingers, baking utensils, and anything in the vicinity of your counter top to turn yellow! Turmeric has a way of hanging around even after it has been put away in your spice cabinet. A word from the wise (or the one with stained white spatulas) don't wear white when making this, and don't use your favorite, white rubber spatula to mix the batter...

Stained spatulas aside, this cake is a total win! I hope you spice up your week with this golden snacking cake! Happy Baking!


1 cup gluten free oat flour

1 cup coconut flour

1 cup coconut sugar

1 teaspoon turmeric

1/4 teaspoon cardamom

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Pinch salt & crack black pepper

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup vegetable oil or neutral oil

1 cup oat milk

2 tablespoons tahini

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Non-stick baking spray, coconut oil

Method of preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line an 8X8-inch square baking pan with a piece of parchment overhanging on two sides to create handles. Spray the pan with non-stick baking spray.

In a medium bowl whisk together the oat flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and pepper.

Add the vanilla, oil, and milk - whisk to combine.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Drizzle with the tahini and sprinkle the top with the sesame seeds for decoration.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and not doughy looking ( a few dry crumbs is fine).

Allow to cool before cutting into even pieces!


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