These little cakes are light and delicious. They are egg and dairy free. This recipe makes 24 baby cakes or 12 cupcakes or 1 large cake.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour (sifted)
3/4 cup rapadura sugar*
1/4 cup carob powder
2 tablespoons ecco*
2 teaspoons healthy baking powder (sifted)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup soy milk or other non dairy milk
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup sunflower or light tasting oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon carob molasses* or vanilla essence
Icing1 cup carob buttons melted
crushed nuts to decorate
_ Place flour, sugar, carob powder, ecco, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
_ In a separate bowl add milk, water, oil, lemon juice and carob molasses.
_ Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add wet ingredients, mix until combined.
_ Take a tablespoon of batter and place in prepared cake pans.
_ Place in preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
_ Remove from oven and allow to cool in trays about 15 minutes. Gently remove from pans and finish cooling on a wire cake rack.
_ Dip cakes in melted carob and decorate with crushed nuts.
* Rapadura sugar is unrefined organic sugar available from health food stores
* Ecco is a cereal beverage naturally free of caffeine. It is made from barley and malted barley, rye and chicory. Found in the supermarket in the beverage section
* Carob molasses is a thick syrup found in some health food stores
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Posted by Yiannoulla Burness