Updated: Dec 24, 2019
We Brazilians love superstitions and rituals. And a famous one that for sure 1 out 3 of Brazilians must have heard is the Cake of Fortune and Luck.
This cake you should make for Christmas and/or for New Year's Eve. The cake brings fortune and luck to those who eat it on these special dates by making a wish along with the bite.
The whole story began with the Italian Capuchin Padre Pio, who with a piece of yeast made by him and after the cake was made, a slice was passed on to 3 people.
Those who received the slice of the cake should cultivate the yeast for another 3 days, prepare the cake and distribute it to 3 more people, creating a chain of fortune and luck.
Of course, the process of fermenting for several days can be tricky these days, but making this cake - which is a delight - and sharing with 3 people is a caring way to spread love and abundance.
This version I created is also healthier. Besides sharing fortune and luck, you will also attract and spread healthy vibrations. ;) Right?
2 cups of healthy flour - I used here 1 cup of almond flour and another one of green banana flour
3/4 cup coconut sugar
3/4 teaspoon of sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds, raisins
1 cup cranberry
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3/4 cup orange juice or apple juice
1 tablespoon orange peel
How to Make:
Pre-heat the oven at 350F.
Grease a cake pan - I used a springform one.
Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Add the cranberries and the nuts and stir to cover with flour.
Mix the eggs, the coconut oil, the orange juice or apple and the orange zest. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir until blended.
Place the dough in the greased pan.
Bake for 40-50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before unmolding.
Oh and be sure to share it with 3 people! ;)