Energy Cake: the breakfast & sport ideal treat

Energy Cake: the breakfast & sport ideal treat

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This Energy Cake Recipe is perfect for breakfast: it’s full of good sugars to start the day full of energy!

I make the Energy Cake during the week-ends and eat it during the week. I am not the “Smoothie-type-of-girl”: it makes to much noise and takes too much time for a morning Ahah :D. So, I usually leave with one banana only. Thus, here is my new alternative to the banana; plus, I can now wait peacefully until lunch now 🙂 .

This cake is also perfect before/during/after sport!

Making it is quite simple, it just takes some time to bake. The result is worth it, that’s all I can say. I make it with figs, apricots, and dates which will give the simple carbohydrates (quick-release sugars). The wholewheat flour will provide the slow-release sugars. Finally, the mixed nuts provide good fats, Omega-6, and proteins.

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Energy Cake

This Energy Cake is the perfect way to start the day. It is full of good sugars from the dried fruits and so delicious.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 12


  • Cake tin: 26 x 10 cm / 10 x 4 in


  • 1 cup Dried Figs, chopped
  • ¾ cup Dried Apricots, chopped
  • ½ cup Fresh dates
  • 1 cup Sultanas
  • 1 ¼ cup Mixed nuts (not salted)
  • ¼ cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • cup Warm Water

Dry Flour Mix

  • 2 ½ cups Wholewheat Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Seasalt

Chia "Egg"

  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp Water


  • Preheat your oven to 160-170°C/300-325°F.

Dried Fruits Mix

  • Remove the stems from the dried figs. Cut the figs and half of the apricots in chunks.
    In a bowl, put the chopped figs, the dates, and half of the apricots. Cover with warm water.
  • Wait 15 minutes to have tender fruits.

Chia Egg

  • Prepare the Chia egg by putting the chia seed with the 3 tbsp of water. Wait until swollen

Flour mix

  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Cake Batter

  • Once the fruits are well soaked. Add them in a blender with the water they were in. Pour the melted coconut oil in the blender. Blend until a thick paste is formed.
    If the mix is too thick/not homogeneous, add a bit more water.
  • Pour this paste into the flour mix and add the Chia Egg. With a spatula, stir well to combine everything together.
  • Add the sultanas, the other half of the apricots (cut in small chunks), and the mixed nuts. Stir well with a rubber spatula.
  • Pour the batter in a cake tin.
  • Bake for 1h15 to 1h30. The center should be well cooked.
  • Let cool down on a cooling rack.
  • Store in the fridge for 1 to 2 weeks.
Keyword Energy, Healthy

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