Chai Tea Breakfast Cake
This morning I was on 'Petite Fille' duty, so while she watched 'Elmo' on video and sat in her high chair having toast and bananas, I made a cake that I have been thinking of for some time--a breakfast cake, not too sweet with the subtle 'spice' flavoring of Chai-tea and spiked with dried cherries.
Here it is:
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1 cup rice flour (whole 'grain' is best....you can sub regular wheat-flour here too.)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup organic apple sauce
1 tbs light oil
1 cup strongly brewed Chai-tea
3/4 cup dried cherries
Mix all of the dry ingredients. Mix the apple sauce, eggs. and oil and add to dry ingredients, mix in dried cherries. As a last step, add the tea--you can use more or less, but you want the batter to be thick and spreadable--not too thin and depending on the flour(s) you use--this might vary.
Spread batter into silicon cake form and bake at 350F or around 185C for 30 minutes or until firm and golden.
For an added hit of sweetness, I make an orange spice glaze or drizzle with powdered sugar, a few drops of orange juice and zest and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Yum. It is really good and smells heavenly while it cooks. Enjoy!....and Bonne Dimanche!
Posted by Cat @ Sunday Brocantes, France