Monday, September 8, 2008

Healthy Apple Cake

I was immediately attracted to this recipe after reading nice comments about it from other bloggers and the fact that the whole cake only required 30g of butter was an instant must try.

Apple Cake Adapted from Just Relax

2 granny smith apples, cored and chopped
2 egg yolks
50 g caster sugar
2 tbs milk
2.5 g baking powder
85 g cake flour
few drops of vanilla
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
20 g raisins
a pinch of salt

2 egg whites
55 g caster sugar

30g butter, melted
caster sugar, for sprinkling
cashew nuts, to decorate

Preheat oven to 180 Celsius and line and 8 inch round cake mould with baking parchment. Beat egg yolks and caster sugar together until the mixture becomes lighter and add milk. Fold in the sifted flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, vanilla, apples and raisins.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add in caster sugar and beat until soft peak forms. Gently fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture, and pour into prepared mould.

Sprinkle the top of the cake batter with the melted butter, decorate with cashew nuts on the top, and sprinkle the caster sugar over the cashew nuts. Bake for 35-40 minute or until cooked.

The result was very satisfying as the cake was very moist despite the lack of fats, perfect for an afternoon tea/coffee, or a guilt-free midnight snack!

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