Chai Tea Cake

Makes: 12 slices

GF, DF and Vegetarian

This delicious tea loaf is something you have to try. It contains all of the lovely aromas and flavours of a cup of chai tea. It contains no added sugars as the dates add enough sweetness. Make sure you use degelet nour dates, you’ll be able to buy these from our online store here or from your local health food store.

To make this recipe nut free you can replace the almond meal with 1 cup of brown rice flour. But you will need to add an additional 1/4 cup of rice milk as well. Add this to the egg and olive oil mixture when you’re mixing it together.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 cups degelet nour dates
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 black tea bags
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 ¼ cup blanched almond meal
  • ¾ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

How to put this all together:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Grease and line a bread tin.
  2. Add the dates, water and tea bags to a large saucepan. Place over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer, pop the lid on and cook for 30 minutes. You’ll know this is ready when the dates have absorbed all of the water and have gone very soft and mushy. Remove the tea bags, mash the dates into a paste and then allow to cool completely.
  3. Add the dates to a large mixing bowl along with the olive oil and eggs. Mix together until well combined.
  4. To a separate bowl add all of the dry ingredients; black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, almond meal, buckwheat flour and baking powder. Mix until combined.
  5. Mix the wet date mixture with the dry ingredients and pour the mixture into your bread tin. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Enjoy!

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