Monday, June 25, 2012

Lazy Day's Teacake

This is a great cake for times when you don't want to pull out 10 things from the cupboard & have to measure bits and pieces of this and that.

It's really moist & tasty, and yet so simple.

This recipe calls for a prepackaged cake mix. There are plenty of vegan ones in the shops, check the ingredients list out because often they don't contain milk or eggs! Try Well & Good or Orgran for mixes that are also gluten free. Aldi do a blueberry muffin mix thats base is vegan - you could use this & just omit the sultanas if you want.

You'll need:
a packet of vanilla cake mix
385g pie apples
1/2 cup sultanas
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Grind the flax seeds til well ground. Add 6 tablespoons water & stir well. Let sit while you prepare the rest of the cake.
Empty the cake mix into a bowl. Add the sultanas. Coat the sultanas with the mix - this helps them not to stick together. Add the cinnamon.
In a separate smaller bowl mash the pie apples until all pieces are small & broken down.
Add the apples & the flax mix to the cake mix. Stir well. It will take a few minutes for everything to combine well, but it will eventually come together.
Line a rectangular baking dish with baking paper. Cut into the sides of the baking paper so it sits well in the dish.

Pour the mixture into the dish & place in a preheated oven at 180C for 50-60 minutes until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool in the pan.

Slice & serve.

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