Friday, 31 August 2012
A pretty Quakeress cake
Why a Pretty Quakeress? This cake is baked with Quaker Oats, hence the name.
150g Quaker oats, finely ground
160g granulated sugar
120g self-raising flour
1 medium Granny Smith apple
1 medium carrot
2 bags of flavoured redbush tea (I used Charbrew Tropical rooibos flavour)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp melted butter
For the sauce:
1 tsp strawberry jam
Start with adding the Quaker Oats to the coffee grinder and grind them until they are finely ground.
Make a cup of tea with 2 teabags of the redbush tea, leave it to cool.
In a big mixing bowl grate 1 apple and 1 carrot, add flour, ground oats, eggs, cinnamon, sugar, melted butter, about 1/3 cup of tea and yogurt.
Preheat the oven to 180C. Pour the cake mix in a buttered cake spring form. Place in the oven for about 50 minutes +. Check with a wooden skewer if it's ready. Once the cake is done, take it out of the oven, and out of the spring form. Dust with the icing sugar.
You can eat it hot ot cold.
For the sauce: pour 2/3 mug of tea in a small pan, add the sugar, let it boil and slightly reduce before adding fresh black currants and a spoonful of the strawberry jam. Cook for about 5 minutes.
To serve the cake, pour a few spoons of the sauce over a slice of cake.
And here it is, a Pretty Quakeress.