Saturday, 9 April 2016

Blood Orange Chia Cake

Another cake to enjoy with a cuppa tea if you so wish.
I won't fib, this is really a Lemon Poppy Seed Drizzle blinged up.  The Lemon is replaced with seasonal Blood Oranges and the Poppy seeds replaced with the trendy chia seeds.  After all chia seeds are the new poppy seed!

I am not going to give you a recipe either, just adapt a recipe you already have for a Lemon Poppy seed cake with the ingredients mentioned above.  Saying that though I did not adapt the vegan Lemon Poppy Seed cake recipe on my blog, but adapted a different one - still vegan.  
The blood orange icing glaze was a pink from the freshly squeezed Blood Orange, its just a shame that is not picked up in the photograph.  
I've made this cake in a loaf tin here, but it could easily have been an 8 inch round cake tin.  Whilst the cake is cooling, I tend to poke a few holes with the skewer to allow the icing sugar glaze to seep though, a bit like Lemon Drizzle cake, but this is optional. 
Other Chia Seed recipes on my blog
Fuss Free Raw Strawberry Chilli Jam
Vegan Welsh Woman's Laverbread Caviar
Raspberry Chia Pudding
Oat Chocolate Chia Pudding


  1. This sounds delightful - I am a big fan of blood oranges. The flavour is so lovely and the colour beautiful.

  2. looks and sounds beautiful! I do love blood oranges so can imagine how lovely this is... the kettle is on!

    1. Thanks Dom, it really was delightful to eat.

  3. This looks really delicious...and I love citrus flavored cakes...

    ~Have a lovely day!


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