Apple Gingerbread Cake
I am not an adventurous baker (yet). Before I started this blog last month, I had 2 baked goods in my repertoire: a chocolate chip cake recipe, and a chocolate chip cookie recipe (taken from the back of the Nestle package). I’m just not that into sweets.
Wait! Did I just read that right? Did she just say she’s not into sweets?!
Yes. You did. It’s strange. I know.
Almost as strange as the fact that I don’t eat cheese or peanut butter… but that’s for a different day.
That being said, I really do enjoy subtle desserts. I especially enjoy the bread-like variety (i.e. pumpkin bread, applesauce cake) but I just haven’t tried to make one again since my last flop. As I mentioned yesterday, I recently acquired a cookbook titled 1,000 Vegetarian Recipes. I found this recipe and decided I wanted to try it out.
After glancing through the ingredients, I wondered about the lack of milk. I always thought it was necessary to bake with milk…but apparently I’m wrong!! I had all of the ingredients on hand except for the whole wheat flour (which I have never baked with before) and the yogurt. I stopped by the store this morning to pick them up and by this afternoon, I set out to BAKE!
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease one 8 inch square baking pan.
- Peel and dice apples.
- In one bowl, mix: flours, ginger, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
- In a second bowl, mix: oil and egg. Then add sugar and molasses and mix.
- Alternate adding the flour mix and the yogurt slowly to the second bowl.
- Stir in apples.
- Bake for 40 min.
40 minutes later, I pulled out the pan and let it cool. The last touch was a simple sprinkle of confectioner’s sugar over the cake with a small mesh strainer.
The cake turned out surprisingly delicious. (I don’t know why it’s surprising, but after having as many kitchen related FAILS as I do, I am always apprehensive.) It’s another recipe for the binder! This now makes 2 successful recipes from my new cookbook! Hurray!
Very easy and very tasty. It will go beautifully with my afternoon cup of tea tomorrow 🙂