Lemon cake with chia seeds


Lemon cake with chia seeds

Lemon cake with chia seeds

My dear colleague and friend C. first introduced me to chia seeds. I was immediately taken to them for their high fiber content and got the omega 3 as a bonus. Chia seeds are so much better and versatile that flax seeds which I bought couple of times but just couldn’t stick with them.  You may even get some weight loss as a third bonus.  Chia seeds absorb liquids, become bigger and, as a result, they leave you filled-up with less. I started enjoying them with yogurt and honey (awesome!) and then got excited with the idea using them in fiber-less cakes.  This is the first attempt to make a lemon cake with them. Yep! Delicious and nutritious. I found the recipe at bakingbites.com but it is now officially adopted and living with mydinnertoday!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • zest and juice from one lemon
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • confectioner’s sugar for serving

How to make:  Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Use a food mixer to beat the butter with the sugar until it becomes whitish. Add the eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice and beat a bit more. Now, turn the mixer to “stir” and add the flour, yogurt, and chia seeds. Pour the batter into a silicone or buttered pan. Bake at pre-heated 350F/180C oven for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. The cake has a rich texture with lots of moist. Let it cool down completely before you cut it. Sprinkle some confectioner’s sugar and serve!

Lemon cake with chia seeds

Lemon cake with chia seeds

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