When living in South Africa every now and again we may feel a pang of envy towards our trans-Atlantic cousins who are able to get their hands on things such as Starbucks coffee, extremely fast, cheap internet, or even snow. However this is when we have to remind ourselves that we have been blessed with other things such as a great climate, hilarious local television, Victor Matfield, Black Label Beer, leopards, and products that are so high in demand in other parts of the world that sales figures in 2013 showed a 1600% increase in the UK alone.

The product in question is not rhino horn, but something much more innocent: the baobab fruit. A while back we revealed the secrets of the baobab fruit power, such as its extremely high levels of potassium, vitamin C, and magnesium. Eating baobab fruit powder on its own may be a little daunting, so why not add it into something that everyone likes such as a cake this delicious recipe is win-win on taste, as well as nutrition (yes, there is such a thing as a nutritious cake).


  • 100g butter
  • 1 packet (200g) tennis biscuits filling
  • 50g baobab powder
  • 1 tin (385g) condensed milk
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • I tub (230g) smooth cottage cheese
  • 1 tub (250ml) cream (whipped)


  1. Finely crush the biscuits and melt the butter. Mix the butter and biscuits together and press into the bottom of the tart or spring form pan to form the crust.
  2. Place the pan in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.
  3. Mix baobab powder, condensed milk, lemon juice and cottage cheese together in a bowl with an electric beater or by hand.
  4. Beat cream and fold into the baobab mixture.
  5. Pour the filling over the biscuit mixture in the pan and return to the refrigerator for another hour or until ready to serve

Delicious give away

Eco Products are giving away five tubs of baobab powder to five lucky readers. Each tub is valued at R98.00. To enter simply send an email to melissa@lifeinbalance.co.za with the email header: “baobab giveaway”. Entries close on the 20th of August, 2014. Winners will be announced in the next newsletter.

For more delicious baobab fruit powder recipes and to see original article, please visit:http://www.ecoproducts.co.za/recipes