For our saturday dinner I decided to make lasagna ( my next post) and this amazing cake! If you love cinnamon, and christmassy flavours ( I know it’s a bit early 😉 ) then this cake is for you..
For the cake :
200g of self rising flour
1.5 teaspoons of baking powder
100g of golden sugar ( I think you can reduce this easily to 70g)
2 tablespoons of olive oil /rapeseed oil
175g of natural yoghurt
2 drops of vanilla essence
1 tablespoon of melted butter
1 splash of vodka for good luck
Combine all the dry ingredients and then add the wet to it, mix all together. At the end fold in carefully the whipped egg whites.
For the upside down/topping part:
4 big apples, sultanas, sugar, butter, cinnamon
Peel and cut the apples, in a pan add a tablespoon of butter with some sugar, this part s up to your taste, and add the apples, sultanas and cinnamon ( i used 2 heaped teaspoons) . Let it cook for around 20m in a low heat, and add boiling water, everytime it starts to get too dry.
I “greased” the baking tin with liquid caramel that I buy in a portuguese shop, but I’m sure you can buy elsewhere. Add the cooked apples to the bottom of the baking tray, 2 raw sliced bananas and after top it with the cake mixture.
Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees C and bake for around 35/40m or until golden.
In the meantime heat a bit of the liquid caramel ( or make your own, or heat a bit of honey) in a pan and put in some chopped nuts ( in big pieces) leave it enough time just to coat the nuts.
Once you remove the cake from the tin, pour over the caramel or honey and nuts mixture, and let it cool.
Enjoy!! It’s really tasty and so good with a cup of tea 😉
Cinnamon : is a digestive aid that helps normalize levels of both glucose and triglycerides in the blood. It’s a 1st class antiseptic, rich in antioxidants. Just smelling it is said to boost cognitive function and memory.
Take care xx