Wednesday, 29 August 2007

A cake for your heart!

Nowadays, the fear of cholesterol makes us try healthier food and prepare less fatty meals. Cakes have always been most people's favorites, so , a recipe of a lighter cake can be quite popular and no less tasty! I have tried the following recipe and I recommend it to all those who avoid eggs.

Here it is:

The Egg-free cake

A light cake for those who avoid eggs and butter.


¾ -1 cup sugar
½ cup olive oil
1 low fat yoghurt
1 cup semolina (fine)
1-2 cups self-raising flour
1 vanilla essence
11/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 orange(juice)
¼ cup brandy
½ cup sultanas soaked in water
½ cup chopped walnuts
Some olive oil to grease the tin


Mix well sugar and olive oil.
Add yoghurt and semolina .
Add some of the flour and the rest of the ingredients till the mixture is smooth and thick.
Pour into a baking dish previously greased with olive oil.
Bake at 150C for about 45 minutes or until golden.

You can put less sugar or replace it with honey or fructose. Also, you can put chocolate chips (dark chocolate) inside before baking. Dark chocolate is good for the body and has got no cholesterol.
Sometimes I add chopped dried figs and apricots, leaving out sultanas and even nuts. You can create your own recipe! It's fun, give it a try!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

looks delicious and healthy!