I baked this Peach ’n’ berries cake for a long car trip. I always like to take something nice and freshly baked whenever we hit the road somewhere and I can easily say we like to travel by car quite a bit lately.
Because there is a lot of sitting I thrive to always make something that is light and healthier and not too sweet or too buttery ☺️. Yes, there is a little butter there but realistically it comes to an infim amount per person of 10g which realistically is the amount of butter you use on one-two slices of toast ;-))).
It’s always nice to snack on something that is miles healthier than anything you’d buy in a shop, something homemade where you know exactly what you have put in and contains no unrecognisable Es but only the well knownE500 which is the E code for the soda bicarbonate ;-).
I’m just going to get started with this beautifully light and packed with antioxidants yummy cake.
Peach 'n' berries healthy cake
- 150 g oat bran (organic)
- 100 g spelt flour (organic)
- 100 g blueberries (organic) fresh or frozen
- 180 g yogurt (organic)
- 90 g cane sugar (organic)
- 80 g ricotta cheese (organic)
- 80 g unsalted butter (organic), at room temperature, or melted
- 70 g flour (organic)
- 3 medium eggs (organic)
- 2 peaches fresh
- 1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cider vinegar (organic)
- 1 pinch himalayan salt
- 2 tbsp chia seeds or poppy seeds
Preheat the oven at 180 C and grease an oven dish (25-28cm).
In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients (flours, oat bran, salt, baking powder, chia/poppy seeds and the soda bicarbonate which was mixed with the vinegar).
With the help of a mixer mix the butter with the sugar and the eggs for 2-3 minutes. Add the ricotta cheese, the yogurt and mix well for another minute until it is all nicely incorporated.
Fold the flour mixture into the eggs mixture until it is all nicely mixed up. It should be like a soft dough and not a runny one. Put the berries in and mix.
Slice the peaches, and put aside for a minute.
Put the dough into the greased oven dish and spread evenly. Arrange the peach slices on top of the dough flesh down skin up.
Place in the oven and bake for 40-45 min till nice n' golden.
If you wish the cake slightly sweeter, sprinkle 2 tbsp of unrefined sugar on top. Also the yogurt can be replaced by double cream if you want to indulge a little more. Why not? It's a cake at the end of the day 🍰!