Kale Apple Cake with Apple Icing
The most popular recipe on Veggie Desserts, this cake incorporates kale to give it a beautiful green colour. It also uses apple puree to cut down on some of the fat and sugar normally used in cakes.
apples, baking, cake, kale
Kate at Veggie Desserts
fresh kale leaves
woody stems discarded
large free range eggs
I used rice bran oil
I omitted this
I used cardamom sugar
eating apples - peeled and grated
I didn't peel mine
I used wholemeal flour
I used 30g
I omitted this
Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line two 20cm/8in round cake pans (I used silicone ones).
Steam or boil the kale leaves for a few minutes until tender. Refresh under cold water, drain and squeeze out any excess moisture. Use a hand blender to purée.
Beat the eggs, oil, vanilla, apple sauce and sugar together in a large bowl. Beat in the kale and grated apple.
Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and gently combine.
Divide the mixture between the two pans and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Leave to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Beat the butter and apple sauce in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
Sandwich the cakes together with a quarter of the icing, then spread the rest over the top and sides of the cake.
Top with blueberries to finish.
Recipe from Choclette @Tin and Thyme