I tried making a zero waste cake

  • Published on Oct 9, 2019
  • Ok so I guess zero waste baking was made a little bit easier by the zero waste shop. I know there is probably going to be an army of zero wasters who will tell me I have done something wrong, but I did my best!
    Lemme know if you have any good zero waste recipes?!
    My recipes (which I don't reccommend at all because I just freestyled them and haven't played around to get the perfect recipe yet)
    1 avocado
    100g sugar
    1 egg and 1 egg yolk (you can use the egg whites to make meringues!)
    110g cocoa powder
    60g Almonds
    1/2 Teaspoon Baking powder
    40g Oat flour
    mash your avo add the sugar. Then add your eggs. Sieve cocoa powder and baking powder, and mix in the rest of the ings. Bake in fan oven at 160 for 11 mins (or until baked to your preference.
    1 Orange boiled for 2 hours
    3 eggs
    125g Ground Almonds
    125g Caster Sugar
    2 tablespoons Water
    25g Cocoa Powder
    1 teaspoon Baking Powder
    Boil orange for 2 hours. WHen boiled take out and cut into quarters, placing in blender and blend until a pulp is formed.
    Whisk up eggs until frothy, add in caster sugar and whisk again. Sift in cocoa powder + Baking powder, add in remaining ingrediients and whisk until combined.
    Pour in to a greased 7inch cake tin (i did this and then made the 3 extra cupcakes but you may want to play around with scales and a bigger cake tin!)
    Bake for 30 mins at 170 fan (or until a knife comes out clean.
    Allow to cool for 5 minutes then turn out on to a wire cooling rack.
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Comments • 334

  • Grackle
    Grackle  6 days ago +430

    I hope you all stayed around until the coconut footage with Jesse, really top notch quality content tbh (even if I do say so myself) x

    • Linn W
      Linn W 3 days ago

      Hi to Jesse!

    • Bryony Foreman
      Bryony Foreman 5 days ago

      I actually was thinking the exact same animal the one off Madagascar! X

    • Rosie Lds
      Rosie Lds 5 days ago +1

      Grace your trending!! Congrats 😁🎉🎉

    • Lama Khalil
      Lama Khalil 6 days ago

      disappointed that you didn’t make a bra out of the shells 😔

      SODIUM CRUSH 6 days ago


  • gab may
    gab may Day ago

    Please do this again with everything you learnt from the first time around - it would really help people to see that trying these new 'ways of life' takes a little trial and error xo

  • Genny Mae Rowed
    Genny Mae Rowed 2 days ago

    Make sure you take the stickers off your produce before you compost 💜💜 this was a great series

  • Kelly P
    Kelly P 2 days ago +2

    Why was I so proud when I got Grace's favourite kitchen utensil before she revealed it???

  • Debra Goring
    Debra Goring 2 days ago

    I love experimental cooking vlogs. Really enjoyable. Nice one, Grace n' Jess!

  • Natalie Sprott
    Natalie Sprott 2 days ago

    Watching Grace try and pry the other half of the coconut out of the shell with the knife like
    T R I G G E R E D

  • Amore Adams
    Amore Adams 3 days ago

    You can make icing sugar by blending sugar

  • Jules
    Jules 3 days ago

    the coconut montage 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Britt D
    Britt D 4 days ago +1

    I just have to say ... you give me this very familiar, comfortable feeling. Every time you post, I get so excited. It's like having a fun day with my sister lol :-)

  • Lydia Forster
    Lydia Forster 4 days ago

    again another ethical queen 😂

  • Stephy Wild
    Stephy Wild 4 days ago +1

    Looked really good! You should make a foraged cake :) I have been foraging recently and it's great!

  • Sophie Derbyshire
    Sophie Derbyshire 4 days ago +2

    I would die for grace from the booth-appetite test kitchen

  • LoudEmoPsychic
    LoudEmoPsychic 4 days ago +1

    Grackles new fave saying is "does(n't) get enough airtime"

  • vitusdoom
    vitusdoom 4 days ago

    Brilliant effort but....... Importing oranges and especially avocados is very damaging to the environment.
    Maybe try a video using locally produced food with no waste but I bet that’s impossible in the world we now live in.
    Great stuff tho fair play.

  • Serene Holsclaw
    Serene Holsclaw 4 days ago

    is dungarees the right word? lol overalls? anyway i love them they look so good on you

    • Melissa .Garrett
      Melissa .Garrett Day ago +1

      Serene Holsclaw In Britain, dungarees is definitely the right word (I think it means something else in the US).

  • Chris Jones
    Chris Jones 4 days ago

    i just sent you a prezzy. i think it is pretty stock standard though, but i hope you love it anyway. might take a few days from Australia though

    THOMAS DELPHINE 4 days ago

    Compost is amazing to reduce food waste!
    Also make sure your oranges are organic before you eat the peel with it

  • Jo V Jo
    Jo V Jo 4 days ago

    Cocnut:1 Grace:0 :P

  • dolimi jotoo
    dolimi jotoo 4 days ago +1

    "Creating new recipes" should be a new series on this channel!!

  • HenuEnna
    HenuEnna 4 days ago +1

    Why torture the orange for two hours? I've tried recipes with whole oranges before, Mary Berry's for example, and 30 minutes is enough

  • Timothy Lam
    Timothy Lam 4 days ago


  • Jenn's Corner
    Jenn's Corner 4 days ago

    Aerobin turns it into compost which is really great to add to soil in a garden.

  • Ellie Faye
    Ellie Faye 5 days ago

    Jesse can take me on a honeymoon 😜

  • Ellie Faye
    Ellie Faye 5 days ago

    Jesse can take me on a honeymoon 😜

  • afutla qian
    afutla qian 5 days ago

    Lord help me, I think you were completely right - I’m 25 and didn’t understand your avocado reference at all

  • Crafty Loops
    Crafty Loops 5 days ago

    Grace, you can make icing sugar by just blitzing your caster sugar. Stick caster sugar into your blender and it makes perfect icing sugar. Hope that helps for the next time you need it. Lee :)

    • afutla qian
      afutla qian 5 days ago

      And get On that chopped show!!!!!

  • oiuet souiu
    oiuet souiu 5 days ago

    Lord help me, I think you were completely right - I’m 25 and didn’t understand your avocado reference at all

  • Cael J
    Cael J 5 days ago +1

    Could of made a cheesecake, little sad cheesecake gets no love

  • annabel sweeney
    annabel sweeney 5 days ago

    #41 on trending!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stephanie Kocher
    Stephanie Kocher 5 days ago

    😂 love unwinding my week by watching your videos.

  • Angie loveskawaii
    Angie loveskawaii 5 days ago

    You can make icing sugar by blending caster sugar!

  • Lou S
    Lou S 5 days ago

    You’re trending!!!

  • jessieannehanson
    jessieannehanson 5 days ago

    Do a video on post uni depression so everyone can appreciate how real it is 😭😭

  • Nicola O'Connell
    Nicola O'Connell 5 days ago

    26 and literally not a clue what that avocado reference is

  • Cinzia DuBois
    Cinzia DuBois 5 days ago

    As someone over the age of 25, every time I hear the word avocado, my mind immediately goes to "You've got your hair in the avocado" (Holla, Come dine with me ogs)

  • Aishah Ahmed
    Aishah Ahmed 5 days ago


  • Angela Vlogt!
    Angela Vlogt! 5 days ago

    Everyone has to start somewhere with zero waste. Liked the video thanks for making it!

  • nieooj gotoy
    nieooj gotoy 5 days ago

    coming, you are my fave 🙌🏼 xx

  • Mari741s
    Mari741s 5 days ago

    For some weird reason I thought you had dressed up, in your thumbnail as Belle from 'Beauty and The Beast' in the blue dress :´D

  • simon jandrell
    simon jandrell 5 days ago +1

    your Cooking Skills are Impressive hopes one day to see Grackles Cakes in the Supermarkets one day

    • nieooj gotoy
      nieooj gotoy 5 days ago

      I made almond meal brownies once and remember the recipe was vegan with coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla and didn’t need egg substitute. Long story short GRACKLE

  • sofia pl
    sofia pl 5 days ago

    I love how often you upload! ❤️

  • Madalynn Dawn
    Madalynn Dawn 5 days ago

    And get On that chopped show!!!!!

  • Madalynn Dawn
    Madalynn Dawn 5 days ago

    You need to write a cookbook 😻😻😻😻😻😻

  • Cara v Biljon
    Cara v Biljon 5 days ago +1

    Can you please do the paqui one chip challenge?😂🙈

  • Ruby Rose
    Ruby Rose 5 days ago

    5:49 grace has a bob lol 😂

  • Sara Rashid
    Sara Rashid 5 days ago

    Girl you’re trending ❤️ love ya

  • Haroon Ahmad
    Haroon Ahmad 5 days ago


  • scarlett osborne
    scarlett osborne 5 days ago

    on trending!! congrats grace❤️

  • Marie Steinum
    Marie Steinum 5 days ago +2

    Fun fact: You’re not hearing the ocean when you put shells up to your ears, you hear the echo of your blood pumping.

    • Ramona 18
      Ramona 18 4 days ago +1

      Marie Steinum ruined my childhood

  • elisa
    elisa 5 days ago

    i love you but i'm interested.. would it be even better if instead of just trying to be zero waste you could try using enviromentally friendly ingredients.. avocado has a massive water footprint and sugar and cocoa aren't that great or ethical either.. and boiling that that orange used a lot of energy.. now i don't know at all what kind of things would be better substitutes.. open to suggestions from others

  • kayleigh
    kayleigh 5 days ago +4

    I always think of the ‘fre shavaca do’ vine rather than the little kid one but I’m 26 so 🧐

  • Pippa T0221
    Pippa T0221 5 days ago +1

    Yes our girl is on trending 👏🏻😁🎉

  • ThatOne Hydra
    ThatOne Hydra 5 days ago

    Is it only Australia that uses the words Electric Mixer?

  • gr918403
    gr918403 5 days ago +5

    Grace’s face when Jesse complimented her cake 😂 she looked so happy

  • thelostheroine
    thelostheroine 5 days ago +1

    totally agree that egg shells are more fragile!

  • xXJokerAtWorkXx
    xXJokerAtWorkXx 5 days ago

    I made almond meal brownies once and remember the recipe was vegan with coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla and didn’t need egg substitute. Long story short GRACKLE please make a vegan brownie, i lost that amazing recipe and wanna see how you go about doing it.

  • C’est Moi
    C’est Moi 5 days ago +3

    I have the same oven lol
    Side note: Barry Lewis on FLASH-PLAYER also used to have it 👌🏻

  • Full Monty
    Full Monty 5 days ago

    Hmm save waste but waste energy, I'm not sure how you helped the environment by boiling one orange for two hours,and burning all that gas.
    You could have off set it by using a steamer and cooking a second or third item in the upper tiers

  • Elaura Bishop
    Elaura Bishop 5 days ago

    Grace, not related to this video but you should do an ancestry/DNA test to find out about your genes/history! And document the process/what you already know of your family beforehand. X

  • Valencia Govender
    Valencia Govender 5 days ago

    Thanks Grackle for all the videos. I suffer from anxiety and your videos always calm me down...🤗

  • Hannah
    Hannah 5 days ago

    if you ever make merch you should do a spatula

  • Felicity Valerie
    Felicity Valerie 5 days ago

    please can you teach us how to make bagels from scratch and then you can show us your favourite bagel combinations :D xx

  • Life of Aimee
    Life of Aimee 5 days ago

    This is the kind of content young ppl should be watching. Instead of the violent / oversexed / spoiled creators who are making videos mostly for shock value & drama. Much respect Grace. We love you!

  • Elfu
    Elfu 5 days ago

    I absolutely love that top, where did you get it from? c:

  • Debra Barker
    Debra Barker 5 days ago

    I have so always wanted to go to england and if I ever do I hope to meet you I am from Pennsylvania and I have never liked my last name I did hear I am from english decent so thats where my last name comes in Barker I took and still take alot of crap over that such as ruff ruff and much more I love your videos and your family love hugs and admiration enjoy watching your channel

  • Vas
    Vas 5 days ago

    15:26 was so cute

  • Kavita Huizing
    Kavita Huizing 5 days ago

    A spatula!!!!!!!!

  • Eleanor Piper
    Eleanor Piper 5 days ago

    I literally was thinking of a little bush baby or whatever that thing from Madagascar was as well🤣🤣

  • Lara De Moor
    Lara De Moor 5 days ago

    Love this

  • Petra S
    Petra S 6 days ago

    best vegan low waste cookies are just bananas, oats and a little bit of baking powder. Just mix and bake (200 degrees Celcius) about 10mins (depending on the oven)

  • Adam Woodhouse
    Adam Woodhouse 6 days ago +1

    Grace, please don't try to use a knife to open a coconut, you are giving us a heart attack wondering if the knife will end up in your hand.

  • Emjay H
    Emjay H 6 days ago

    I've also noticed that the shells of eggs are more fragile. I always buy organic free range but lately the quality doesn't seem the same. Can't complain. A while ago my partner grabbed the wrong eggs... caged 😱😱😱. They were awful. Really watery. Not a single omelette or poached egg worked at all. I feel sorry for the poor chickens. They're life quality must be horrible

  • katie smith
    katie smith 6 days ago +1

    That aint no crunch, hun 😂

  • molly
    molly 6 days ago

    You can blend regular sugar to make icing sugar!!!

  • Matthew Zulumovski
    Matthew Zulumovski 6 days ago

    OH MY GOD my family puts the trays in the oven too so fucking annoying

  • Sarznmo
    Sarznmo 6 days ago

    Bon appetite test kitchen WHO? 👏🏻👏🏻

  • FC NA
    FC NA 6 days ago


  • Anyway
    Anyway 6 days ago +1

    You are my friend so I will tell you Reusable silicone mats in the oven most definitely releases cancer causing chemicals and carcinogens in your food ❤️

  • kelsi johnson
    kelsi johnson 6 days ago +1

    I thought I was crazy I’ve legit had eggs just fully crack on the counter and I’m like am I getting stronger or are these getting weaker

  • Kerri Christian
    Kerri Christian 6 days ago

    When Jesse mentioned Peppa Pig, I got a picture of the two of you dresses up as Peppa and George and I need you to make this happen!! I’m from the US but my son loved Peppa when he was little. He always got funny looks because he would ask people how many pounds they needed for holiday and he said it with a baby fake accent and it was so cute!

  • Tormented Angel
    Tormented Angel 6 days ago

    Grace, are those avocado cookies better or worse than the chocolate avocado cookies you made at the old house?

  • Sarah Mitchell
    Sarah Mitchell 6 days ago +1

    I am 29 and understood the avocado reference. I have a youthful soul though 😬 Great video Grace 😘

  • zoeee
    zoeee 6 days ago +18

    Blender: works like it’s supposed to
    Grace: WOWOW

  • Louise Kirby
    Louise Kirby 6 days ago +4

    ‘A Loris SLOW LORIS’. Edit.... the sound you hear of the ‘ocean’ when you listen to a shell is actually the blood running through your ear ☺️

  • Louise Kirby
    Louise Kirby 6 days ago

    These regular uploads I am LOVING. Don’t work yourself into the ground though we’ll love you even if you can’t upload so much ☺️

  • melissa thompson
    melissa thompson 6 days ago

    Storing baking dishes in the oven: absolutely.
    Depending on who's doing dishes, sometimes I can inadvertently even reheat a dirty pan with food still in it....

  • Olivia Beauchamp
    Olivia Beauchamp 6 days ago

    I think that orange cake could be good with some kind of orange syrup (???) - poke holes in the cake so it all seeps in and makes it *moist*

  • Julie Lebreton
    Julie Lebreton 6 days ago +1

    omg you didn't scoop the avocado. just pressed it right outta there

  • sophia i
    sophia i 6 days ago +1

    My family keep the trays in the oven too soo annoying

  • Maria McR
    Maria McR 6 days ago

    Haha I made an orange ground almond cake for my birthday this summer. Delicious !!

  • Georgia
    Georgia 6 days ago

    If you bought oats in a paper bag why couldn’t you buy flour in a paper bag?

  • Chelsea Vera
    Chelsea Vera 6 days ago

    wow I flipping love you and your content!

  • Evie Bell
    Evie Bell 6 days ago +1

    the english c of e primary school kid in me is devastated you didn’t start singing ‘little donkey’ with those coconut halves 😭😂

  • Jonah Lindroos
    Jonah Lindroos 6 days ago

    You can make icing sugar by just blitzing sugar in a blender

  • BusOfHippies
    BusOfHippies 6 days ago +1

    Surely the packaging flour comes in is the same as the oat packaging?

  • Ahlammm s
    Ahlammm s 6 days ago

    You could’ve blended the sugar to make icing

  • Jenny Tran
    Jenny Tran 6 days ago +3

    The coconut and knife made me so scared she would slice her fingers off omg

  • Rose Bond
    Rose Bond 6 days ago +3

    The aerobin food waste bin has a “hummus layer” lmao

  • Taylor Zimmer
    Taylor Zimmer 6 days ago

    Grace, I love watching your videos. They always make me feel good and your positivity makes me feel better about myself. Your videos are always so fun and interesting and I get excited to see what new thing you come up with!

  • Habiba Uddin
    Habiba Uddin 6 days ago

    how tall are you ? x