Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ancient Grain Apple Cake

Ancient Kamut and Quionoa Apple Cake 

Cream together:
1 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
2 eggs
1 tsp double strength vanilla

Mix together:
1 cup Kamut flour
1/3 cup quinoa flour
1/3 cup amaranth flour
3 T Flax Seed 
3T Sesame seed
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda

3 Granny Smith or Pink Lady Apples, peeled and small diced

Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, alternating with 1/2 cup milk or buttermilk.
Allow to absorb moisture about 5 minutes.
Add: 3 granny smith apples (peeled, and pared and and diced) Bake at 350 degrees in a greased 9 by 13 inch cake pan (about 40 minutes) or 2 8 inch rounds (20-25 minutes). Frost generously with cream cheese frosting. I also add a tsp of crushed lavender petals to the sifted ingredients.

This I did in 2 8 inch cake pans. I grease and flour the pans to keep them from sticking, but you could just line them with parchment paper. Do what you want.

Have you ever seen an apple cake with big chunks of apple like this?

They just poke out of the batter...

and the cake.
Pretty special. Even better with the evil cream cheese frosting...

Cream cheese frosting...

1 stick (1/4 pound) regular butter, softened
1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1 pound powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

In large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese. Add sugar and vanilla and blend until smooth. Don't over mix as cream cheese will separate and become runny.

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