Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Whole Wheat Banana, Amaranth and Cranberry Cake

This is one of the nicest cakes I have made. It is wholesome and earthy, it has a caramel crunch on the crust, it is warming and naturally sweetened, and it has healthy ingredients.

Dry Ingredients
1/2 cup organic whole wheat flour
1/2 cup organic plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp salt

Wet ingredients:
1/4 cup olive grove margarine
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup organic demerara sugar
1 1/2 medium size mashed bananas (about a cup)
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup organic amaranth

Preheat oven to 160 degrees C
Whisk the wet ingredients together, adding the amaranth after they are combined.
Sift the dry ingredients into the wet bowl.
Fold together.
Pour into a cake tin that is greased and floured. Sprinkle over some extra demerara sugar and cinnamon.
Bake for approximately 30mins (depends so much on your oven and size of tin).
Remove when golden and a skewer comes out clean.

Eat some while its hot and sticky. Its so delicious and not too sweet which is how I like it with a cup of tea.

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