Not a problem, but for a middle of the week treat, I want nutrients as well. They’re pretty skimpy in flour, sugar and fat.
Eggs are brilliant and substituting (partly) with almond flour works wonders. In my search for a cake with a little more, I came across this one from Nigella Lawson: Apple and Almond Cake.
Browsing the ingredients, it became a cake epiphany, and I just had to test it.
- 3 apples turned into applesauce,
- almond flour and flakes,
- eggs (8!),
- lemon juice
- and a little sugar*.
Very easy to make, making the apple sauce being the hardest, pffff, how I love my Thermomix! The rest is just stirring.
With all those nutrients, a little goes a long way. Feeding my always starving water rats for days on end. However, next time I’ll put slices of apple in the top or bottom of the cake for a true apple cake experience, this would also be delectable with cherries, or pear, or....
In addition I’ll also put in the zest of the lemon for a little extra zing.
That’s me and a recipe, I just can’t help myself...
* Like with this one and most other recipes you can easily cut out 1/4 of the sugar stated, it will still be plenty sweet, no-one will notice, other then your dentist :)