Since it was Mother’s Day a few days ago, what does a good daughter do in the early morning? You bake a cake for your Mom. Of course only if you have a good relationship with your Mom. I completely understand if you don’t want to bake a cake. I’m incredibly thankful because I am so lucky with my Mum. It wasn’t always easy, but we have a wonderful relationship now, so a cake is always appreciated. I was a little scared at first because I winged it, but it turned out to be delicious, so here’s the recipe for you
- 300 gr. margarine (it’s best to use Alsan)
- 300 gr. spelt flour
- 125 gr. brown sugar
- Half a packet of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons starch
- Fresh vanilla pulp
- A pinch of salt
- 1 glass of morello cherries
- Half a packet of chopped nuts
- 100 – 150 ml oat milk
For the crumbles:
- 150 gr. margarine
- 200 gr. flour
- 125 gr. brown sugar
- Some fat and flour to grease the baking tin
First Drain the cherries in a sieve. You can catch the juice and drink it later. I think that’s super delicious!
Whisk the margarine together with the sugar until you get a soft cream. Sift the flour and baking soda into that and add the starch, as well as the salt and vanilla. Mix everything well and add the milk slowly. You should get a viscous dough. Depending on the consistency you can add a little more or a little less milk. I think oat milk is best for that, but soy milk is fine as well. I had bad results with Almond milk and rice milk, but it’s up to you which milk you want to use.
Grease your baking tin and then pour some flour on top, so it’s easier to remove the cake after it’s done baking. Add your dough evenly and put the cherries on one half and the chopped nuts on the other half and spread a little sugar on top of the nuts.
Preheat your oven to 180°C top and bottom heating.
For the crumbles mix the margarine and sugar and knead the flour into it with your hands. I think it’s easiest to do with your hands, but you can use a kitchen appliance of course. Spread the crumbles onto your cake how you like it, it doesn’t matter if its smaller or bigger crumbles, I like fewer and bigger crumbles! But it’s up to you.
Put the oven in the centre for approximately 25 to 35 Minutes. Okay, I read that again and you don’t put the oven in the centre but the cake of course! 😀 Sometimes my head is in the clouds, you know that feeling, right?
Good luck and lots of fun baking. Put on some music and move your hips. Believe me, it’s a lot of fun!
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