I took this apple pudding cake recipe from a Sainsbury’s magazine. This is not something I usually look at, but actually the recipes in there are all pretty inspiring. So I thought I would try one out. They had a healthy section titled: 8 ways to nourish yourself. I was in a cake mood so I thought I would try out the Apple Cloud Cake.
The only thing I changed in the recipe is that I used almond milk. I also added a tiny amount of cocunut oil because i’m losing some of the creaminess and fat content from the regular milk.
It was definitely very light, almost more like a pudding. It reminded me a lot of lemon suprise pudding, a dessert my mum often makes. The whisked egg whites and addition of lemon give it a smiliar flavour and texture.
Apple pudding cake
- 750g of dessert apple
- 1 lemon
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 large eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 100g brown sugar
- 125g plain flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 80ml almond milk
- 2 tsp cocunut oil, melted
Peel, core and slice apples and toss them in the lemon juice and cinammon. Set aside.
Put lemon zest, 2 whole eggs and sugar (minus a tbsp) into a bowl and whisk until a creamy consistency is reached. Fold in flour, baking powder and stir in milk and oil.
In a separate bowl whisk egg whites into soft peaks, then fold them into the mix. Next gently fold in 2/3 of apples and then pour the mix into a lined 23cm round cake tin.
Top with the last of the apples and sprinkle with the reserved sugar. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean from centre.
I loved the way this tasted, and it was very light and soft. It was definitely more a pudding rather than a snack i’d take with me to work. I might also suggest a little less apple because I balanced so much on top and still had quite a bit leftover.
I would recommend this apple pudding cake as dessert. Ingredients are simple, it’s not too much hassle to make and the lemon and cinnamon soaked apple tastes amazing if you have any leftover!
Edit: When I opened my fridge this morning and saw the cake I coudn’t help having some for breakfast. It was light, citrusy and sweet and a great start to the morning! It also held together much better having spent the night in the fridge.
if you liked this apple pudding cake, why not try:
- World’s best banana cake – enough said