I am on a mission to continue my passion in baking but exploring ways to bake healthier. Recently bought a natural sugar alternative erythritol. Did an improvised version of this Apple Cake recipe I came across on The Fitness Tribe. I ran out of plain flour so I used a combination self raising wholemeal flour. I reckon wholemeal will give it a smoky rustic feel. It turned out really well to my surprise! :-)
100 gm plain flour
100 gm self raising wholemeal flour
1 3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup. erythritol
115gm melted butter
1/2 cup milk
2 medium-sized apples - Cut into thin slices
2 medium-sized apples - diced. This is to mix it in with the batter.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9 inch round springform baking tin.
Sieve and mix the dry ingredients in a bowl ( plain flour, self raising flour, baking powder and baking soda)
Beat the eggs in another bowl. Add erythritol, melted butter with milk.
Mix in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix all ingredients well with an electric mixer until smooth.
Mix in the diced apples into the batter.
Pour the cake batter to a 9 inch springform cake tin.
Arrange the thin slices apple over the batter in a circular fashion.
Bake 40-45 minutes at 160 degree. Last 10 minutes I increase it to 180 degrees.
Brush the cake top with apricot jam glaze.
Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.