No need to measure the ingredients! No need for sifting! You can make this with just a measuring cup and tablespoon. Even though the recipe skips a lot of steps, you can still make a fluffy and delicious cake. Even kids can do it.
2 cups in total (approximately 200 g), (or you can only use cake flour)
●(Whole wheat) cake flour
Baking powder (aluminium-free)
1.5 cups when combined (300 ml)
1/4 cup (50 ml)
・Apple juice (pure apple juice if possible)
1 cup (200 ml)
1 tablespoon (15 ml)
・Maple syrup (or honey)
2 heaped tablespoons (35 ml)
Add all of the dry ingredients (except the walnuts) into a bowl and mix together with a whisk. If you really want to, you can sift the ingredients.
Add the liquid ingredients to a measuring jug. Make sure they come to around 300 ml. You can adjust the amounts of oil, juice and sweetness of the recipe to your liking.
Add the shelled walnuts to a heat-resistant bowl and pop in the oven to roast whilst preheating to 170°C.
Add the liquid ingredients to the bowl containing the dry ingredients along with the cooled walnuts and mix well.
Pour the mixture into a cake tin and bake for 25 minutes at 170°C. Check to see if it's done by inserting a skewer into the cake. If the skewer comes out clean, then it's ready.
I had my cake served with soy milk cream. You can also cut the cake into two layers and fill with fruit and cream to make a birthday cake if you like.
Story Behind this Recipe
My son really wanted to make me a birthday cake, so we made this simple, fluffy cocoa cake together.
If you add hot walnuts at step 4, it will activate the baking powder and everything will start to rise, so be careful. If you put the cake in the oven as soon as you've poured in the mixture, it will come out nice and fluffy. If you want to take your time, either cool the walnuts or don't use them at all. You can make this recipe with just a bowl, a measuring jug and a tablespoon, and it's so simple, so please give this recipe a go!