Sometimes I just want to eat a piece of cake. There’s nothing in the house. I can’t be bothered going to the shops. But I absolutely need some cake.
Here’s the answer. It’s an easy recipe, not too many ingredients and the only utensils you’ll need are a spoon, a mixing bowl and a cake-baking tin.
The cake tastes very light, almost spongy in texture, and the crust is a bit chewy like a shop-bought panettone. Very tasty.
- 1½ cups wholewheat or plain flour
- ½ cup granulated or caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup soy milk
- A pinch of salt
- ¼ cup apple sauce
- 1 cup of raisins, soaked in hot water (or in a couple of tablespoons of rum) for 15 minutes
- 1 tablespoon of rum
- Optional: some flaked almonds and/or glacé cherries to decorate
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line an 8″/20cm round tin with baking paper
- Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir well. Add the soy milk and apple sauce and stir again.
- Add the raisins and rum and stir again.Decorate with flaked almonds and a few glacé cherries. (Go on, make some patterns and be creative!)
- Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 40-45 minutes.
- When baked, leave the cake in the pan to cool for at least 30 minutes. Finish cooling on a wire rack.
Adapted from here:
Thank you for the inspiration x