Lemon Cake

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Ingredients:

  • Cake
    • 2 large lemons
    • 2 tbsp lemon peel
    • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
    • ½ cup coconut flour
    • 1 tbsp vinegar
    • 1 tbsp vanilla
    • ¾ cup sugar
    • ¾ cup water
    • 1 tbsp baking soda
    • 5 tbsp oil
    • Blueberries
  • Icing
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grate the lemon until two tablespoons of lemon peel are produced.
  3. Extract three tablespoons of lemon juice from the lemons.
  4. Mix the flour (wheat & coconut), sugar, and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
  5. Mix the water, lemon juice, oil, vinegar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  6. Combine the ingredients from step 3 and 4.
  7. Pour into a baking dish and bake for 25 minutes at 350°F.
  8. Mix the confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice to make the icing.
  9. Let the cake cool for 1 hour, and then top with the icing and blueberries.
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Date Cake

Date Cake

Date Cake

Serves 8.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Trader Joe’s “Multigrain Baking & Pancake Mix”
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (essence)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup walnuts (chopped & roasted)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees & oil a 9-inch bunt cake pan.
  2. In a blender, mix the oil, dates, vanilla extract, sugar, and milk to make the liquid batter.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, TJ’s multigrain baking mix, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. To form the batter, mix the liquid batter with the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the walnuts & mix.
  6. Pour the batter evenly in the oiled bunt cake pan.
  7. Bake for around 45 minutes. At 45 minutes, insert a toothpick or small knife into the cake; if it comes out clean, remove the cake. If it doesn’t, bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  8. After around 10 minutes, carefully remove the cake and serve.

**Cake may be stored at room temperature for around 4-5 days.**

**Regular whole wheat flour may be substituted for both the multigrain baking mix and the pastry flour (use 2 cups of whole wheat flour instead of 1 cup of multigrain and 1 cup of pastry)**

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 can condensed milk (about 400 g)
  • 1 can round-sliced pineapples (remove water)
  • 10 red cherries
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpuse flour
  • slightly less than 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup club soda (sparkling water)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pineapple essence
  • few drops of yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 5-6 tablespoons sugar (for caramalization)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Grease a baking pan with butter and arrange the pineapple slices and cherries at the base of the pan.
  2. Mix the sugar and water in a separate pan and and heat until the syrup turns brown.
  3. Pour the syrup over the pineapple slices.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the baking soda, baking powder, and all purpose flour together.
  5. In a bowl, mix the butter, condensed milk, pineapple essence, and the food coloring. Then, add the ingredients from the previous step, along with the club soda, and mix well.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan over the pineapple slices and bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees.
  7. When done, let cake sit for 10 minutes and then flip over. Serve with the pineapple slices facing up.

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate (soy/almond/regular) milk
  • 1 cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons canola/vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Frosting:

  • 2 tablespoon confectioner sugar
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 chocolate bar (milk or dark)
  • topping cherries

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Warm milk (lukewarm) and mix with vinegar and cocoa powder in a bowl.
  2. In a different bowl, mix sugar (both granulated and brown), butter, oil, and vanilla extract together. Cream well.
  3. Mix the two mixtures together, and add flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Pour the batter into two separate 9-inch round or square pans and bake for 22-30 minutes.
  5. After baking, let both halves cool completely before removing from pan. (Separate the two halves)
  6. To make the frosting–pour the cream, confectioner sugar, and vanilla essence into a blender and whip for 30 seconds.
  7. Spread frosting over one of the cake halves and spread sliced cherries over it. Then, place the second half on top of the bottom half.
  8. Spread frosting over the top and 4 sides of the cake. Grate chocolate over the cake. Then, arrange whole cherries over the cake and serve.

 

Apple Cinnamon Crepes

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Makes 5 crepes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup multigrain pancake mix (any type works)
  • 1 cup milk (soy, almond, fat free)
  • 2 tbsp flax seed
  • 2 apples, peeled and sliced
  • cinnamon and sugar (to taste)
  • agave syrup (to taste) (optional)*

Directions:

  1. Mix the pancake mix, milk, and flax seeds together in a bowl.
  2. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a nonstick griddle. Pour a medium sized amount of batter onto the griddle.
  4. Flip when bubbles start to appear around edges.
  5. When ready, lay out apple slices in a line. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top of the apples. Drizzle agave syrup over the crepe. Roll and serve immediately.

*Cinnamon, sugar, and agave may be substituted for chocolate syrup and peanut butter.

 

 

Mango Custard

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Serves 4 people.

Ingredients*:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp mango (or regular) custard powder
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk**
  • 1 cup fresh mango

Directions:

  1. Boil the milk until small bubbles start to form around the edges.
  2. Mix custard powder with 1 tbsp water and add to the milk.
  3. Stir continuously and reduce the heat to low.
  4. Once custard thickens, add sweetened condensed milk and stir.
  5. Transfer into a bowl and cool. Chill thoroughly in a refrigerator.
  6. When ready to serve, add mango chunks and enjoy!

*Chocolate flakes may be added if desired.

**Condensed milk may be substituted with carnation milk.

Blueberry Waffles

Blueberry Waffles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pancake mix
  • 1/4 cup rice flour*
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 cups yogurt or buttermilk**
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp agave syrup

Directions:

  1. Mix everything except the lemon zest and blueberries in a blender.
  2. Add the lemon zest and the blueberries.
  3. Pour the batter into a waffle maker.
  4. When finished, top with your choice of fruits and agave syrup and serve!

*Rice flour can be substituted with oats.

**Yogurt may be substituted with any type of milk.