Orange and Chia Seed Cake

Serves 12
• 2 oranges – tops removed / cut and scored with a cross about 3cm deep
• 6 eggs
• 250g xylitol
• 250g almond meal
• 3 tsp baking powder
• 2 tbsp. soaked chia seeds

Preheat the oven to 160 C. Place the prepared oranges in boiling water and simmer for 50 minutes. Remove from the water and puree the whole orange, including peel in a food processor, until smooth.
In a large mixing bowl; mix the eggs and xylitol until light and fluffy. Add the almond meal and baking powder. Mix until combined. Stir in the orange puree and soaked chia seeds. Pour the mixture into a 22cm cake tin lined with grease proof baking paper. Do not use foil. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until firm, but still moist. It may need to cook for up to 50 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack and cool there.