Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Apple Cranberry Olive Oil Cake

I dun usually consume dried fruits so I will not purchase it except for raisins which I will keep some stock for cake making purpose (I love making rum and raisins cheesecake).

 I had a very yummy salad during the Xmas lunch and one of the ingredient used was dried cranberry (craisins), the sourish sweetness of craisins had added so much marks to the salad. I went to purchase a box of craisins thinking that I can snack it between my meals, however I only snack once and the box is remain untouched for a few months lol.

When I saw this from Small Small Baker, I immediately bookmarked it. Since I have a few apples in the fridge and a box of craisins for me to clear stock, and this recipe sound hassle free that won't take up much of my time so I went ahead with it.

I have not participated in Aspiring Bakers for such a long long time, since I have this cake using olive oil and loaded with lots of fruits, surely more healthy that is helped to lighten our waistline a bit.

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers # 22 : Lightened Up Cakes (August 2012) hosted by Qi Ting of A Dessert Diet.

Recipe adapted from Small Small Baker.

Ingredients : makes one 6 inch round tin
70g sugar
80ml olive oil
2 small eggs
2 medium size red apples, peeled, cored and diced
130g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder and slightly more
1/4 tsp baking soda and slightly more
1/4 teaspoon of salt and slightly more
50g dried cranberries (I soak in water for a few minutes to soften, then pat dry)
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

1. In a large mixing bowl, add in sugar, olive oil and eggs. Whisk the mixture with a hand whisk until sugar dissolves and well-mixed.
2. Add in apples. Mix well.
3. Add in sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add in dried cranberries and cinnamon powder. Mix well with a spatula. Do not overmix.
4. Pour the mixture into a lined and greased 6 inch cake tin.
5. Bake at preheated oven at 175 deg C for 30 minutes or until done. Poke a skewer into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's done. If not, give it another 5 to 10 minutes.

This cake is so easy to bake and delicious. I love the bites on apples and cranberries and feel no guilty when eating more since using olive oil lol. However I felt that the cinnamon taste is not strong enough, I will increase to 1 tsp at least if I am going to bake again.


  1. Wish that piece is right in front of me right now, hehe...

  2. Jess, apples and cranberries are my favourite. I would like to try this too. Look so delicious.

  3. getting healthy ah. I love craisins too , supposingly good for us women. But I only use it to bake. Indeed an easy cake to whip up, if I think my spare tire getting thicker, will try this out, haha! :D

  4. yum! apple, cranberries and connamon together are heaven!

  5. Apple and cranberry are one my favourite combination. This looks like a great recipe to try :D

  6. Somewhere in Singapore, I wish that I can share with you too lol.

  7. Ann, you should give it a try especially you are now leading a more healthy lifestyle. Plus this cake is easy to whip up and delicious.

  8. Bee, no choice lah cos now fat like a pig so cannot indulge too much lol.

  9. Zoe, do give it a try, this is an easy and nice cake.

  10. Hi Jess, this is my kind of recipe, as I am always looking to lighten up if possible... this cake looks and sounds very yummy and easy to make. Will try this sometime.

  11. Just saw this cake at Lena's, yours and I was drooling there. Now I am drooling here again. hehe

  12. it looks very moist! yeah, if you dont like to munch on the dried fruits, the best way is to use them in bakes! But i like to munch on those big black raisins.

  13. Hi Mich, if you are looking up for healthier cake, this is a must try as it is delicious.

  14. Hi Lena, I used to dislike dried fruits in my cake too but learn to appreciate now hehehe..

  15. This sounds delicious! Did you use normal olive oil or light olive oil?

  16. Hi Fern, I used extra virgin olive oil.

  17. So pretty and making me hungry! I'm saving this to make tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!


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