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This delicious dessert was modified from a recipe on the site, She Cooks, He Cleans. Great recipes here and Nancy is also a supporter of our site as well. Thank you!

* First off, please remember this is a dessert so eat in moderation.  I warn you now as this is so delicious you will want to eat the whole thing, trust me on this!!

The original recipe called for lemon with blueberries.  I did not have lemons at the time and worked with what I did have which was an orange and some orange extract.

Gather Up:

  • 2 cups of almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of dextrose
  • 1/4 cup of pastured butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Juice and zest of one orange
  • 1 teaspoon of orange extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar

Frosting:

  • 1/2 brick of cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pasture butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract (or orange juice)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line an 8 x8 pan with parchment paper.   In a bowl, mix the flour, soda, and salt.  In another bowl, mix the dextrose, butter, milk, and vinegar and then eggs one at a time.

Next, mix the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and then add the orange juice, zest, and extract.  Pour batter into 8 x 8 pan.

Bake for about 25 minutes.  Keep checking after about 20 minutes and use a toothpick to poke the center; when toothpick comes out clean it is done.

While cake cools, prepare the frosting. Once it is cool, flip it onto a flat plate.

 

Mix frosting  ingredients thoroughly and frost the cake.  This is a small cake, but dense and delicious!

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