Healthy Treats - Cinnamon cake
This cinnamon cake is a great alternative to it's unhealthy counterpart. You can actually enjoy this cake at any time of the day, even when dieting as its full of healthy nutrients, yet low in sugar and fat. Unlike traditional cakes, this cinnamon one is made without butter, without flour, and without eggs! However, you’d never be able to tell. Taste wise, it’s full of sweet, cinnamon flavour, with a gorgeous healthy frosting. The texture is moist and fluffy but still has a tender bite.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Total time: 35-40 minutes
3 cups of rolled oats– The oats will be blended to a flour texture. Be sure to use certified gluten free oats, if needed.
3 tablespoons of agave syrup
1 teaspoon of cinnamon for the mix
A sprinkle of cinnamon for the frosting
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder– Gives the cake some rise and fluffiness.
A sprinkle of salt– Brings out the sweetness of the cake.
2 egg's OR 2 flax egg's– You can use either an egg or if you are plant based, a flax egg. To make a flax egg, combine 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 10 minutes, for a gel to form.
2 Tablespoons of almond butter
120ml of milk of choice or alternative – I used unsweetened almond milk, but any milk can be used.
50ml extra milk for frosting
3 tablespoons of butter or vegan butter
450g of powdered coconut sugar
How to make
In a high speed blender or food processor, add your oats and blend until a very fine, almost powder-like consistency.
Add the rest of your ingredients and blend well, until a thick batter remains.
Transfer your batter into an 8-inch cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out the centre clean.
Remove from the oven and let the cake cool for 20 minutes in the pan before frosting it.
Make the frosting by adding the 450g of coconut sugar, 3 tablespoons of butter or vegan butter, 50ml of milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a sprinkle of cinnamon to a cup and mix together to a thick consistency.
Frost the cake to your desired amount. Turn it into 3 tiers by slicing the cake 3 times or keep it simple and just frost the top.
Sprinkle a little cinnamon over the top to make it look authentic and devour!