Almond, Pistachio & Orange Spice Cake // Dairy Free, Egg Free, Vegan
Looking for a special cake for afternoon tea?
This lightly spiced orange cake has sweet shards of orange zest and crunchy pieces of almonds & pistachios, making it very moreish...
It's a very adaptable recipe, and other nuts can be substituted for a change of flavour. Almonds and pistachios can be used in varying quantities, or walnuts can be used instead.
We love the crunch of chunky almonds - so we only grind them a little - but if you prefer a finer textured cake, grind them finely. The chia seeds help to bind the cake.
If you prefer, you can omit the sugar entirely, or substitute it with coconut sugar. We are weaning the family off sugar, so each time we make this cake, we use a little less sugar in the mix. Hopefully they don't notice!