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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Chickpea Orange Cake

Chickpea Orange Cake

Make this sweet orange chickpea cake recipe using canned chickpeas.

Chickpeas are a versatile bean used in many African dessert recipes. Orange Chickpea Cake is an easy unique recipe using canned chickpeas and popular African spices.

Orange Chickpea Cake Recipe

Orange Chickpea Cake Recipe

Orange Chickpea Cake Recipe

Ingredients

2/3 cup cake flour

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 cups canned chickpeas

¼ cup lemon juice

¼ cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cardamom

1 teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon orange flower water

½ teaspoon salt

Topping

2 cups orange preserves

1 cup powdered sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl cream sugar and eggs. Drain the liquid from chickpeas, rinse and pour into a food processor, pulverize the chickpeas, lemon juice, spices and oil.  Add the chickpea mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well. Grease and lightly flour a 9"X13" baking sheet. Parchment paper and pan liners can help prevent sheet cakes from sticking to the bottom of the pan instead of greasing the pan and aid you in handling your cake during the transferring process. Bake 30-35 minutes.  When the cake cools completely, evenly spread orange preserves on top of the cake and dust with powdered sugar.

Did you know?

High in protein Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans are large light brown air friendly beans with a very mild flavor. The major chickpea growing country in Africa is Ethiopia.

Chickpea Orange Cake

Chickpea Orange Cake

Make this sweet orange chickpea cake recipe using canned chickpeas. Serves 15 Dessert.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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