This simplistic Apple Raisin Cake made with part whole wheat flour and finished with some Salted Caramel is just what one needs to cheer up any day.
The child at home has suddenly been craving cakes! Coming up to me every week and saying, “Let’s bake mumma”. I am not complaining since that means I can pull out old recipes and refresh some blog posts. This Apple Raisin Cake is one such recipe. This time we made it with a simple but delicious Salted Caramel Drizzle and realised that made the cake even more delicious.
I love baking with fruits,possibly only a little less than baking with chocolate. While using fruits, the amount of sugar gets lowered and so does the amount of fat used in the bake. If you want to lower your sugar intake and yet not compromise on your sweet tooth, baking with fruits is a great option. Using fruit puree can make baking a great deal easier. Using fruits like bananas, apples, pears, pineapples, dates, figs and mangoes in baking means that since the fruits are naturally sweet, you can lower the additional sugar content in the recipe. Even dried fruits like apricots or figs can be used for baking. Just soak them on water, cook them for a while and then puree them and use them. They are so good for health and can be a great substitute for sugar!
Talking about fruits and baking, I realised I have loads of recipes on the blog which use fruit as a base for cooking. Did you check out these ones?
PS – This is a post from March 2010 updated with new pictures and re-tested recipe