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
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.
Wish that piece is right in front of me right now, hehe...ReplyDelete
Jess, apples and cranberries are my favourite. I would like to try this too. Look so delicious.ReplyDelete
The cake looks lovely!ReplyDelete
Wah...you 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! :DReplyDelete
yum! apple, cranberries and connamon together are heaven!ReplyDelete
Apple and cranberry are one my favourite combination. This looks like a great recipe to try :DReplyDelete
Somewhere in Singapore, I wish that I can share with you too lol.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Bee, no choice lah cos now fat like a pig so cannot indulge too much lol.ReplyDelete
Zoe, do give it a try, this is an easy and nice cake.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Just saw this cake at Lena's, yours and I was drooling there. Now I am drooling here again. heheReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Hi Mich, if you are looking up for healthier cake, this is a must try as it is delicious.ReplyDelete
Hi Lena, I used to dislike dried fruits in my cake too but learn to appreciate now hehehe..ReplyDelete
This sounds delicious! Did you use normal olive oil or light olive oil?ReplyDelete
Hi Fern, I used extra virgin olive oil.ReplyDelete
So pretty and making me hungry! I'm saving this to make tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete