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Orange, Pecan, Date Cake



1.1/2 cup Orange juice

1/2 cup of Orange peel cut into small square
 

1.1/4  stick Butter at room temp.
 

3/4 cup  Agave Syrup
 

4 cups  Flour pain or  gluten free Almond flour
 

2 tsp on Baking powder

1/2 tsp Baking Soda



4 Eggs separated
 

16 Dates
 

1tsp Cinnamon
 

1tsp Vanilla
 

1.1/2 cups Pecans





  1. Orange peel  and 1/2 cup juice add to small pan and simmer, add 1/2 cup agave syrup and 1/2 tsp of baking soda to soften.   Keep on a medium flame for 20 mins.
  2. Heat the Oven to 170 degrees. 
  3. Beat butter and sugar together till well mixed.  Then mix into the buttery blend  the egg yolks one at a time, vanilla,  pecans,  dated and rest of the orange juice.
  4. Place the flour and baking powder and sieve into a bowl.  Add cinnamon to the bowl, then pour on top the liquids and mix with a cake spoon.  Whisk the egg whites until fluffy and air bubbles are present. Gently fold  the fluffy whites into the cake mix.
  5. Bake the cake mix for 1 hour 20 mins.  After the cake has come away from the sides of the tin and you have done a fork test in the centre of the cake ( no sticky batter should remain after you have pulled it out) The cake needs to be cooled and then enjoyed!

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