Tongue-Tingling Spice Cake

I have been on the GAPS diet for just over a year, and my daughter has been on the Specific-Carbohydrate diet for just under a year.  Our family was having an open house for her college graduation, and I had to plan a few treats for our guests that both of us could eat.  One of our favorites, was my twist on a recipe in the GAPS cookbook, Internal Bliss.  I hope you enjoy this savory, warming, comfort food that tingles on your tongue.

Tongue-Tingling Spice Cake

2 ½ cups        Sunflower seeds, soaked for 2 hours and wet
2 Tbsp            Coconut Oil, melted
1/3 cup           Raw Honey, softened
4                     Pastured eggs
1 tsp               Sea Salt
1 tsp               Cinnamon
½ tsp              Cloves
½ tsp              Nutmeg
½ tsp              Pure vanilla extract
½ cup             Raisins or raisin/apple mix

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Puree wet sunflower seeds in food processor until smooth.  Add all ingredients except the raisins.  Blend well.  Remove blade from food processor and fold in raisins or raisin/apple mix.  Pour into greased 8×8 baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 – 45 minutes.  Test for doneness with knife or toothpick inserted in the center.  If it comes out clean, it’s done.  Cool on rack.  Makes approximately 25 servings.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do in our household!

Shared on Homestead Barn Hop, Monday Mania, Fat Tuesday, Traditional Tuesdays, Whole Foods Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, GAPS Legal Thursdays, Simple Lives Thursday, Fight Back Friday and Fill Those Jars Friday.

This was a featured post on Fill Those Jars Friday.


  • Judi

    It sounds and looks good.  I can almost smell it baking!  I’m going to try it.

    • Leola

      I’d love to know what you think, Judi!

    • TheUrbanHearth

       Hi Judi!  Let me know what you think.

  • Rene’

    Do you think pure apple bits would work instead of raisins, or would they add too much moisture? Is this a dense cake? It looks wonderful!

    • TheUrbanHearth

      Hi Rene’!  C wants me to try apples next, so I’ll let you know when I try it.  It is a satisfying, dense cake, and I love cutting it in bite-sized squares.

  • Leola, this looks great! We have nut allergies in our home, but we can handle seeds, so I can’t wait to try this! Thank you for sharing at my GAPS Legal Thursday carnival! 🙂

    • TheUrbanHearth

       You’re welcome, Brenda!  So happy someone started a GAPS carnival!

  • Deborah

    I made this last night for a party we’re having at work today…it came out sooo moist & good!  I tossed together an icing for the top made out of coconut cream, coconut milk, raw honey & apple-pie spice and it’s soooo yummy!

    • TheUrbanHearth

      Yum, Deborah!  That sounds delightful.  I’ll bet they never missed the gluten!  Thanks for sharing your success!

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