27/06/2016

Green moss - healthy spinach cake with dried cranberries.



Green moss is a cake characterized by extremely distinctive green colour and it actually look like moss in forest. On the top you can put some dry cranberries or pomegranate. I decided to use dried cranberries as they more look like forest. It is a little bit healthier version of regular cake by ingredients like spinach, dried cranberries and whole wheat flour. However, you need to remember it also contains a large amount of sugar and fat. However, I hope that it will be for you an alternative to the usual cakes with cream.

Ingredients:


  • 500g baby spinach
  • 3 eggs
  • a cup of sugar
  • cup of oil
  • tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 spoons of baking powder
  • 500ml double cream
  • 50 dried cranberries

Method:

In a large bowl, mix eggs with sugar until they are light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, blend the spinach with oil and vanilla extract. Add spinach in portions because it will shrink after blending. Then mix the spinach with beaten eggs and flour and baking powder. Transfer to a baking tray greased with butter and cover with flour. Bake for about 40 minutes at a temperature of 180 ° C.

Remove cake from oven and let cool down. With spoon gently remove the top layer of the cake, put into a bowl and shred it with your fingers. Whisk the cream with one spoon of sugar. Put the cream on the top of the cake and sprinkle with cake crumble and dried cranberries. Store in the refrigerator.