A couple of weeks ago I have received some cake tins from Nordic Ware. They are absolutely lovely and so easy to use. When we were in New York last year I was really drooling over these great Bundt Cake tins at Williams Sonoma. I still have the jubilee one on my wish list. I love the way it looks. Just beautiful.
Nordic Ware send me a cake tin to make heart shaped cakes and a great cake tin to bake pull apart cinnamon buns .
These tins are so easy to use and clean, when I compare it to the ones I have I must admit, Nordic Ware tins are by far the best I have used so far. They are very heavy though, but that is because of the heavy cast aluminium used to create this tin. It makes the dough rise evenly and gets even the little details in your cake because the heat is spreaded evenly.
I must say I have used them for some great gluten free baking the last couple of weeks. I have made lemon coconut cake, cinnamon cake and these great little cuties especially for Valentine’s Day. My daughter already told me she wants these little hearts for her friends in school.
You can eat them for breakfast of give them to your cutie as a treat over dessert.
- 250 gr (gf) self raising flour
- 200 gr of mascobado sugar
- 4 eggs
- 200 gr coconut oil (melted or room temperature)
- 200 gr yogurt (I used Alpro mild & creamy)
- 2 tbsp raw cacao nibs
- 2 tbsp of Linwoods lineseeds and berry mix
- 2 tbsp of pecans - crushed into little pieces
- Preheat your oven to 180°C.
- Start by whisking the egg whites until completely stiff.
- Then mix the egg yolks with the sugar until this mass doubles.
- Add the flour, coconut oil, linwood mix, yogurt, nuts and cacao and mix until well combined.
- Carefully fold in the egg whites.
- Grease a cake tin or put some paper cups in a muffin tray.
- Add 1 large tbsp of mixture per paper cup or pour the batter in one big cake tin.
- Bake the paper cups for 15 minutes and the large cake tin for 40 minutes.
- Let it cool down and enjoy!
- Serve with some whipped cream or extra yogurt if you want a healthier touch.