The theme for our January meeting was ‘Vegetables are Great in Cakes’ and we had a very tasty line up of healthy cakes.
We started with a cake combination that I felt very nervous about but one that I really wanted to try, a Chocolate Sauerkraut cake. The recipe came from David Lebovitz and is published on the web here: http://leitesculinaria.com/2871/recipes-chocolate-sauerkraut-cake-with-chocolate-glaze.html. I managed to break the cake rather badly when taking it out of the tin so pieces rather than a whole cake came to the meeting.
Next up was a rather gorgeous, almost 5 a day in one cake, a lovely combination of courgette, sweet potato, dried cherries, chocolate chips, spices and a rather delicious apricot liqueur icing. Recipe here: http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-zucchini-sweet-potato-cake-93811
Then we moved onto a rather beautiful Chocolate Beetroot cake that was both moist and light at the same time. The recipe comes from Nigel Slater : http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/beetroot_chocolate_cake_82388
Next up a courgette and chocolate cake sweetly spiced and very moreish :
Then a french recipe for potato cake with a marmalade drizzle and a seriously gorgeous cake slice to serve it with:
Finally a Courgette and Lemon Cake, again from David Lebovitz:
The recipe for this cake is available here: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2010/08/zucchini-cake-with-crunchy-lemon/
The theme for February will be ‘Nuts about Cake’ and we will be moving around the coast to the lovely seaside village of Instow.