This week was my mother's birthday, and so I needed a good birthday cake recipe! So, the orange cream cake was born!! :D
My mom has been a Lyme warrior practically her entire life, and we have fought the Lyme battle side by side for many years now. My mother is a beautiful and incredible woman, and so I wanted a cake that was just as beautiful and amazing as her!
This cake is easy to make, refined sugar free, and made with whole wheat flour! It just the perfect taste of orange and is absolutely beautiful and perfect for any special occasion!
Orange Cream Cake
1/3 Cup butter
1/3 Cup palm shortening
2 tsp (or about one orange's worth) grated orange rind
3/4 Cup golden Monk Fruit sweetener
1/2 Cup raw honey
2 1/2 Cups whole wheat bread flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 Cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 tsp organic orange flavoring (or 2-4 drops of orange essential oil)
1 Cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 Cup organic maple syrup (or more depending on desired sweetness)
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
2 tsp. organic orange flavoring
orange zest and orange slices (optional for decoration)
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Food is one of the greatest forms of science, art, medicine, and sustenance all at the same time! It's what feeds our lives and pumps through our blood. It's what connects us and what gives us energy to fulfill our purpose. It is for that reason that I have a deep passion for discovering, cooking, and eating only the most nutrient dense foods. In my kitchen, we only use organic, whole ingredients that feed the body, as well as the mind and soul. My hope is to inspire healing through healthy AND delicious food that feeds not only our stomachs, but also our hunger for connection and quality of life.