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Sunday, July 12, 2009
Posted by ZOMT

I bought 1kg of apples this Saturday morning. That's about 8 apples. No, I'm not sure why I bought them...needless to say, I have eaten apples in a few different ways!
There was apple porridge which was delicious, I made amazing apple & almond strudels on Sunday evening; but by far the best apples were in this Banana Apple & Blueberry cake.

It's a bit fun because you don't see the blueberry until you cut into it (hence the surprise!) and it is so beautifully moist and full of fruity flavours. The best thing about it is it uses no butter (except to grease the cake pan) or oil and a minimal amount of brown sugar.

So go ahead and enjoy a slice of...

Banana Apple & Blueberry Surprise Cake

2 large, very ripe bananas
1/2 cup dark brown soft sugar
1/4 cup apple sauce
2 eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 ground almond meal
1 tbsp baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
2 large golden apples, sliced
Organic honey, for drizzling
1 tbsp melted organic butter, for greasing
Blueberries! (about 3/4 cup)

Arrange the sliced apples on a baking sheet and drizzle honey over them. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until apples are moist and tender. Remove the apples from the oven and lower its heat to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mash bananas and brown sugar until creamy, don't worry if there are a few lumps. Add the apple sauce and eggs and beat with a whisk until well combined. Add the flour, almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; use a spatula to fold together

Grease the cake pan with melted butter and arrange one layer of apple slices on the bottom of the pan. Pour half the banana batter into the pan, and arrange a second layer of apples around the outside edges. Then spoon frozen blueberries into the center area of the cake and gently cover with the remaining batter. Bake the cake in a preheated 180 degree celsius oven for about 1 hour; check it at 45mins.

Serve with natural yoghurt and a drizzle of honey.


Jennifer said...

This sounds fantastic! Perfect for breakfast even! I love that you used almond meal!

Zoe Tattersall said...

Jennifer - Good point! Never considered it for breakfast...I have trouble parting with my daily porridge though haha

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