A little while ago Mark entered into Definition 352 Strongman Competition for under under 90kg. He smashed through it and came 1st place! I reckon it looked way too easy and next time he’ll have to do the under 105kg!
Being a proud girlfriend of her much loved hero I made him a cake of some of his favourite ingredients, Macadamias and Raw Cream and all gluten free. Check out the recipe!
¾ cup unsalted Macadamias
¾ cup gluten free self raising flour
¼ cup gluten free cornflour
2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
4 tablespoons of baking stevia powder
130g organic butter (very soft)
3 eggs separated
¼ cup full fat raw milk
200 g full fat raw cream
1 teaspoon of stevia
½ teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 cup of desiccated coconut
- Preheat oven to 170 c fan forced
- Grease the base of round baking tray- about 20 cm
- Place the macadamia nuts into a food processor or high speed blender and process until nuts are finely crushed
- Sift the flour, cornflour, and baking powder into a large bowl
- In a separate bowl beat the stevia and butter until fluffy and creamy and add the egg yolks and beat well
- Add flour mixture and crushed macadamias and yogurt and stir well. It will be a thick mixture so persist until all the ingredients are stirred in.
- In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until stiff and they form peaks then fold into the cake mixture.
- Pour the batter into the tin, spread evenly in the pan with a spoon and bake for about 30 minutes or until a knife or skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool outside the oven for about 5 min and then turn over onto a plate or rack
When fully cooled you can put my man’s favourite part on…the icing!!! Actually I think he just loves cream fullstop!
The icing is very simple!
I would opt to purchase an electric mixer if you do a lot of baking cause if you’re anything like me I get so impatient. I think my workouts at the gym are intense enough.
- Pour the cream into a deep bowl, add Stevia and Vanilla essence and beat until the cream goes thick and you can form peaks.
- Spread the cream evenly on the top of the cake and around the sides.
- Then carefully spoon the desiccated coconut on to the side of the cake, the whole way around.
It can get a bit messy so make sure the plate under the cake is larger then the cake itself to catch any coconut droppings.
Hope everyone enjoys the Strongman cake made for my man who won the under 90kg in the Strongman competition in Melbourne