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Apricot and Quinoa Cake

I had a recipe laying around for an apricot cake but it looked a bit dull so instead I decided to make my own creation and this was the end result.  I am loving using quinoa in all forms of cooking and in a cake it adds a great moisture to it.  This was a delicious cake perfect for morning tea or served warm with icecream.  Eb x

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  • 150g dried apricots
  • 80g water
  • 100g coconut oil
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence/paste
  • 250g Self Raising Flour
  • 100g shredded coconut
  • 140g cooked quinoa
  • 80g low fat greek yoghurt

Preheat oven to 160deg and line a slice tray.

Add coconut and flour to bowl and mix on Speed 7 for 5 seconds.  SET ASIDE

Add apricots to the bowl and chop on Speed 8 for 5 seconds.  Add water and cook for 2 minutes at 80deg on Speed 2.  SET ASIDE

Without cleaning the bowl, add coconut oil (its ok if the bowl is still warm) and sugar and mix on Speed 3 for 5 seconds. 

Add vanilla then with the blades on speed 4 add eggs one at a time and continue to mix until 15 seconds.

Add flour, quinoa and yoghurt and mix on Speed 4 for 10 seconds.

Pour into tray and spread to the edges.  Spoon the apricot mix on top and using a knife handle, swirl the apricot into the cake mix.

Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes.