Since, it was prepared without any kind of fat, this cake was a bit more dense and elastic than your average rich butter cake, but it was very soft and fine. The apples and the spices gave a delicious aroma and the light molasses added a caramelly sweetness...
I recommend you to try it if you are fed up of continuously seeing the butter disappear from your fridge or if you are looking for an eatable diet treat...
I found the recipe on www.recipesource.com and operated of few changes for my own pleasure and yours, I hope...
170-180g Plain white flour
1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Ground cinnamon
A pinch ground nutmeg
A pinch ground cloves
80-90g Castor sugar (depending on how sugary you like things)
1/3 Cup (~83ml) Skim milk (or normal milk)
2 Egg whites (~50g)
1/3 Cup Light molasses, light honey or corn syrup (I used "mélasse à tartiner")
2 Boscop apples, peeled, cored and cut in 1,5 cm wedges
Ground cinamon, to taste
Light brown sugar, to taste
1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
3. In a medium bowl, using a whisk, thouroughly mix the sugar, milk, egg whites and syrup/molasses/honey together.
4. Gradually stir into dry ingredients in order to form a smooth batter.
5. Add 2/3 of the cut apples in the batter and mix carefully.
6. Pour the batter into a rectangular cake tin and place the leftover apples on the top.
7. Sprinkle with sugar and ground cinnamon.
8. Bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
9. Cool on a wire rack.
If you wish, you can also use brown sugar for the batter.
Don't beat the batter!
Eat for breakfast or at any time of the day.
For those who are not observing a diet, spread butter on your slice of cake...
(Scale -Pic by www.scales-r-us.com)