The Quickest Cake

By Martina - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I made up this recipe in August, when I was at my boyfriend's place and we were both studying and on a budget, so we didn't want to spend much on desserts and ready-made treats and also didn't want to eat super fatty cakes. I tried and tried this recipe until I found the perfect combination of ingredients, and now this has turned into my go-to cake when I feel like eating something sweet and treating my family.

I'm no nutrition expert but I think this cake could easily be called guilt free, except for the fact that I usually add Nutella in the mix. But if I replaced Nutella with cocoa or vanilla extract and maybe jam, I'm pretty sure this recipe could be defined guilt free and vegan as well.

I usually bake mine in a round tin but this time I decided to be a little more creative and make it in the shape of a horse/unicorn, covering it in confetti and a heart made of sugar (I promise I'm not a six year old though).

Oh, quick irrelevant fact: my patronus is a bay stallion.

Here's the recipe:
130 gr fructose or brown sugar (you can add less if you don't want your cake to be too sweet)
250 ml almond milk (or any kind of milk you like)
230 gr flour (I tried with whole wheat flour and refined flour and I liked it both ways)
1 baking powder sachet (or any kind of leavening agent you generally use for your cakes)
90 gr Nutella (the cake will taste just as fine with less Nutella, but I prefer it when there's more for obvious reasons)
1 spoonful of vegetable oil (this is totally optional, I just add it to make sure the cake doesn't stick too much to the baking tin)

First of all, let's turn on the oven and set the temperature to 180°C.
Mix almond milk and fructose in a bowl with a whip until fructose looks a bit melted and creamy.
Add flour and baking powder to the mix and whip well until there's no lump left.
Add Nutella and oil and mix again.
Prepare the baking tin by lining it with baking paper or greasing its surface with oil.
Pour the batter in the tin and put it in the oven.
Leave it in the oven for 30 minutes, then take it out and ta-dah! Your cake is ready!

Hope you liked my quick recipe, might not be the most original thing but I promise it's good.

Let me know if you try it and if you have any guilt free dessert recipe to suggest.

Marti xx

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  1. This cake is so adorable, i love the horse shape ! So cute and seem pretty good.