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Orange Chamomile Sun Cake for Luck and Money | Sara's Kitchen Witchcraft

Nothing says summer abundance like these fresh, fruity, floral flavors.

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Did you know that Lammas is actually a Christian holiday? If you're thinking of the pagan festival that coincides around the same time of year (August 1st), you're actually thinking of the Celtic festival Lughnasadh (LOO-nuh-suh). Lammas, coming from "Loafmas," is a Christian festival where breads are taken to church to get blessed, and it's a time of celebration of the first big harvest of the season.


(So, in essence, it's almost the same function as Lughnasadh... just for a different god, in a different religion. That's what we call syncretism, baby: the people of the Isles keeping their traditions alive in new contexts after their Christianization.)


However, not all cultures observe August 1st as their big day. Some, like my people, the Slovenians, and the Italians, may prefer to celebrate their harvest with the Feast of the Assumption of Mary on August 15th. But no matter when or where or how you celebrate, here's one big fact: August is primarily Leo season, and Leo is ruled by the sun.


So what better way to invoke all that power—Leo, fire, wealth, glory, abundance, celebration—than with a delicious orange chamomile sun cake? As the name implies, it has a few key ingredients in it that make it sparkle (and make it so lucky for all your financial projects and endeavors). Let's take a look!

Magic in Orange Chamomile Sun Cake

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I told you last time, and I'll tell you again: color magic! Not only are oranges and chamomile flowers associated with the sun, and by extension, luck, money, and joy, but their colors tell you the same thing. Orange is the color of creativity and expression, yellow the color of confidence and joy—both of which you're going to need if you ever want to get your projects off the ground and making the success you want!


Beyond that, it's the perfect thing for this time of year as we start reaping the rewards of all our summer work. Sweet, zesty, and floral, this cake makes great use of the element of fire, with water and earth sprinkled in to remind us of emotional openness, peace, and stability. And given our main planetary influence is the sun, it's no wonder we call it Sun Cake. No matter what you're working on, these ingredients—and their colors, orange and yellow—will help raise your creativity, energy, and passion, all while attracting luck and fortune so that all your work pays off the way you want it to.


Orange Chamomile Sun Cake


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Makes 5-6 servings


Ingredients:


For the cake:

  • 2 oranges (for juice & zest)

  • 3 chamomile teabags

  • 1 cup (240ml) hot water

  • 5 eggs

  • 1/2 cup (107g) olive oil

  • 2 cups (245g) flour

  • 1 2/3 cup (250g) sugar

  • 2 tsp (8g) baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp (2g) salt

For the icing:

  • 3/4 cup (92g) confectioner's sugar

  • 2 Tbsp chamomile tea (leftover from cup of water)

  • 1 Tbsp water

  • 1 tsp orange zest


Directions:

  1. Brew one cup of tea with 3 teabags (we want it strong!)

  2. Beat 5 eggs into regular sugar with a whisk until dissolved.

  3. Add two oranges' worth of zest and orange juice,, then olive oil. Reserve 1 tsp of orange zest for icing.

  4. Once combined, slowly whisk in chamomile tea, making sure the eggs don't scramble (go slow!). Reserve 2 Tbsp for icing.

  5. Whisk flour, salt, and baking powder together, then combine with wet incgredients until fully incorporated

  6. Grease a bunt pan and coat lightly with flour, then pour in mixture

  7. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes

  8. Let cool, then add glaze over top

Rather than a big birthday cake style thing, this cake is perfect to go along with a cup of afternoon tea, and as you might guess, it's wonderful shared with friends. If you're using a bunt pan, it also makes a circle shape that you know is great to represent the sun visually, too. And, best of all, it's absolutely delicious. So give it a try this Lammas! ♥

 

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Sara Raztresen is a Slovene-American writer, screenwriter, and Christian witch. Her fantasy works draw heavily on the wisdom she gathers from her own personal and spiritual experience, and her spiritual practice borrows much of the whimsy and wonder that modern society has relegated to fairy-and-folktale. Her goal is to help people regain their spiritual footing and discover God through a new (yet old) lens of mysticism.


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