Menopause Cake

Who needs boring and fattening pound cake when you can have menopause cake? This dense and not-so-sweet cake, adapted from a Women’s Weekly recipe, is packed with ingredients that can help minimize menopausal and menstrual symptoms. It uses all the healthy goodness of soy, oat flour, and almonds along with the sweetness of sweet potatoes, banana, prunes and figs. One slice a day is all you need for pure girl power bliss!

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Menopause Cake
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 slices 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hours
Servings Prep Time
12 slices 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hours
Menopause Cake
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 slices 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hours
Servings Prep Time
12 slices 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hours
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sweet potato (about 5 oz) peeled and chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz dried figs roughly chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz soy flour
  • 3 1/2 oz self rising wholemeal See note below
  • 3 1/2 oz oatmeal
  • 1 1/34 oz flax seeds Ground
  • 1 1/34 oz pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/34 oz ground almonds
  • 3 1/2 oz chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 4 oz chopped pitted prunes
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup or molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 7 1/2 fl oz skim milk
  • 1 medium or large ripe banana, mashed
Servings: slices
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven at 350°F and line a 9 x 5 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Microwave the sweet potato pieces on high in 1 tablespoon water for 5 minutes or until soft, and then use the back of a fork or spoon to mash the sweet potatoes with the water. Soften the figs in 4fl oz of hot water for 10 minutes and then mash the figs and the water with a handheld blender.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the flours and oatmeal in a large bowl. Stir in the seeds, nuts, the allspice and then the chopped prunes.
  4. In another bowl, combine the syrup or molasses with the eggs and milk. Stir in the sweet potato mash, the fig purée and the mashed banana and combine well (you can whizz in the blender, if you like).
  5. Thoroughly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and then spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake in the oven at 350°F for 1 hour or until nicely golden and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack and then remove the cake from the pan and cut into slices. You can store leftovers (if there are any!) in an airtight container or wrap individual slices in plastic wrap and then place in a resealable plastic bag and freeze.
Recipe Notes

If you cannot find self rising whole meal flour you can easily make it at home. Combine 1 cup all-purpose flour,  1 cup all wheat flour, 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt

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Menopause Cake

Who needs boring and fattening poundcake when you can have menopausal cake. This dense and not so sweet cake, adapted from a Women’s Weekly recipe, is packed with ingredients that can help you minimize menopausal and menstrual symptoms. It uses all the goodness of soya, oat flour and ground almonds, combined with sweet potatoes, banana, prunes and figs for sweetness. One slice a day is all  you need for pure girl power bliss!

Menopause Cake
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 slices 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hours
Servings Prep Time
12 slices 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hours
Menopause Cake
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 slices 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hours
Servings Prep Time
12 slices 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hours
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sweet potato (about 5 oz) peeled and chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz dried figs roughly chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz soy flour
  • 3 1/2 oz self rising wholemeal See note below
  • 3 1/2 oz oatmeal
  • 1 1/34 oz flax seeds Ground
  • 1 1/34 oz pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/34 oz ground almonds
  • 3 1/2 oz chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 4 oz chopped pitted prunes
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup or molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 7 1/2 fl oz skim milk
  • 1 medium or large ripe banana, mashed
Servings: slices
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven at 350°F and line a 9 x 5 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Microwave the sweet potato pieces on high in 1 tablespoon water for 5 minutes or until soft, and then use the back of a fork or spoon to mash the sweet potatoes with the water. Soften the figs in 4fl oz of hot water for 10 minutes and then mash the figs and the water with a handheld blender.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the flours and oatmeal in a large bowl. Stir in the seeds, nuts, the allspice and then the chopped prunes.
  4. In another bowl, combine the syrup or molasses with the eggs and milk. Stir in the sweet potato mash, the fig purée and the mashed banana and combine well (you can whizz in the blender, if you like).
  5. Thoroughly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and then spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake in the oven at 350°F for 1 hour or until nicely golden and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack and then remove the cake from the pan and cut into slices. You can store leftovers (if there are any!) in an airtight container or wrap individual slices in plastic wrap and then place in a resealable plastic bag and freeze.
Recipe Notes

If you cannot find self rising whole meal flour you can easily make it at home. Combine 1 cup all-purpose flour,  1 cup all wheat flour, 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt

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2 Responses to Menopause Cake

  1. Aida March 2, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    I will love to try….start looking for the ingredients..

    • Silvia Baldini March 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

      It’s such a great cake. Full of energy and yummy things !

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