Earl Grey Almond Cake (Paleo, Gluten Free, Clean Eating)

IMG_1524 (427x640)There are many joys of parenthood. Maybe one day I will write about things I do not enjoy as much but certainly, I try to look at the things I do like about it. 

Whenever there is a day where I feet like reaching for countless blocks of chocolate, I like to think about why parenthood isn’t that bad.IMG_1523 (427x640)

1) Watching Asher learn new things and speak new words. He is starting to piece two words together and can say “Red truck”, “thank you” and even “sit down”.

2) The little arm that curl up around my neck. 

3) The kisses. 

4) The look that says “wow! You can do anything mummy. ” and “Wow! thank you for fixing my train up.”

5) The smiles

6) The light in his eyes when he realised he mastered something. Asher loves reading and books, and he loves connecting pictorial items to real life ones.IMG_1513 (427x640)

7) A perfect excuse to embrace being present. When I’m playing with him, nothing else matters. 

8) I get to play with lego and build things with it. Seriously, it’s good fun building a toy train. 

9) Being able to extend his play. Getting creative with outdoor play, stomping on play doh, throwing it like a ball.

10) Shopping for kids clothes and shoes. Kids have seriously cute stuff.

11) One more reason to love coffee.

12) Meeting other women and mothers. 

13) Appreciating my own parents even more

14) Cook simple. The meal that took me hours to prepare? Doesn’t go down as well when it’s a simple one!

15) Night parties. Well, not quite but hey, just being able to be with him and embrace him counts too.IMG_1518 (427x640)

16) Babycinos 

17) Getting pram parking

18) Decorating his play room

19) Shopping at the kids section at Ikea. 

20) Additional reason to eat chocolate.

I will be back with more but this list will do for the time being. Meanwhile, I have also created this Earl Grey Chocolate Cake that is perfect for all parents I think. It has chocolate, caffeine and it’s good for you. IMG_1521 (640x427)

Earl Grey Almond Cake
Serves 12
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
  1. 1 cup almond meal
  2. 1 tablespoons of coconut flour
  3. 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
  4. 1.5 tsp baking powder
  5. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  6. pinch salt
  7. 3 dates soaked in 2 earl grey tea bags for 20 minutes
  8. 3/4 cup of earl grey tea (from the soaking of the dates)
  9. 1 tablespoon of honey
  10. 3 eggs
  11. 1 tsp vanilla paste
  12. 1/4 cup of cacao nibs
  13. 1/4 cup pistachios
  14. Greek yogurt and blueberries to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Prepare cake tin.
  2. Place everything in the food processor and mix till done. Remember to remove pits from the dates first. Spoon into tin. Bake for 50 minutes or till done.
  3. Cool and serve with greek yogurt and blue berries.
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