It is officially autumn here in the UK! Not just because of the obvious later sunrises and earlier sunsets but more the blustery winds that swirl orange leaves all over the place. Now, in books and movies this is considered romantic especially if there is a little child running around trying to catch the leaves or a couple romantically snogging in the woods….in reality it is a bloody pain in the you-know-what, leaves everywhere…gutters, drains, car windscreen wipers and let me not even start on the hay fever and itchy nose!!
Grumps over because this cake just makes me so happy and helps with forgetting about the itchy nose and blocked gutters. Yes it looks impressive and all, but don’t be fooled as it is BEYOND easy to make. I don’t even use a blender because it can actually be whipped up in a nutribullet or smoothie maker, it’s that easy!
Lets talk about the ingredients…pears have got to be one of my favourite cooked fruits, rather boring in a fruit bowl but pop it into a cake and boom! Plus they come with the added benefit of loads of fibre and a healthy dose of vitamin C to help with the upcoming winter. Cacao is another superfood ingredient that I’ve added, loaded with antioxidants, magnesium, iron and my fabulous mood enhancer so how can we go wrong?! Now here is a new one you would not have expected, blackstrap molasses…probably one of the most underrated superfoods available – read this article for more mind blowing information about this amazing ingredient.
Blackstrap molasses has over five times as much iron as steak and 1.5 times as much calcium as cheese (per calorie). There aren’t many foods that can boast those kinds of micronutrient levels! – Sarah Balantyne (The Paleo Mom)
So now that I’ve hopefully convinced you that it may be healthy for you to eat cake, let us talk serving. Serve it with whipped cream, ice-cream (healthy and low sugar of course) or with my favourite a drizzle of melted dark raw chocolate – utterly delish!!