photo 2I’ve been whipping up a lot of baking lately (yes this means next #FoodieFriday is going to be something other than baking), but I have to admit, the team LOVES when fresh bread, brownies, cookies or a cake fills the air with a sweet aroma and gets served up on a Friday afternoon. That could very well be the perfect way to end a busy week!

This week I made ‘Goofy Cake’ and ‘Healthy Choco-Hemp Sauce’. The choco-hemp sauce was literally three ingredients (Manitoba Harvest hemp oil, organic maple syrup and carob powder). SO easy. It taste quite hemp so I would recommend if you want it to taste more maple vs. hempy then instead of a 1:1 ratio do 1/2 cup hemp oil to 1 1/2 cup maple syrup. Here is the recipe.

The cake was a relatively easy recipe to follow (don’t forget the vinegar – apparently this is an important ingredient even though it’s only 1 tbsp). I was going to omit it from the list but my team members insisted on having it in there (I’m not much of a cake baker so I took their word for it). This cake is quite dense but of course, delicious. Here are the ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of Manitoba Harvest hemp oil
  • photo 11 1/2 cup organic flour (you could substitute this for whole wheat or almond flour instead for a gluten free option)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (or organic cane sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 cup boiling hot water

For directions and the rest of the recipe on our website, click here. There wasn’t even any leftovers to take home for samples (except for this delicious sauce that I could easily take home and dip into fresh fruit)……hmmm…there’s an idea! Until next Friday…..