Too much deviation, another apple cake

Another apple cake, in the oven

On of the first things Cartoonist and I wanted to do was to bake something from the Savor cook book, which we had picked up on the cruise. We looked and looked, remembering how things tasted, and decided ont he Low-Fat Apple cake.

We didn’t have the ingredients for the Coulis sauce, nor for the glaze, but we had most of the stuff for the cake, so decided to go after that.

The recipe called for

  • one pastry sheet, but we didn’t want that, so didn’t use it.
  • 3 eggs (but we only had two duck eggs left)
  • 1 1/2 cups for  brown sugar, but we like raw sugar so used that.
  • 1 1/2 cups of canola oil, but we didn’t have that so use olive oil
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour (but we used coconut and brown rice flour
  • 1 cup of hazelnut flour (but we used ground almond meal instead)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda (which we did have)
  • 5 granny smith apples peeled, cored and quartered (which we didn’t have, so I just used whatever apples we did have.

and out of the oven

With all that, is it a wonder that when we mixed it up it seemed to not have enough liquid. I should have put apples sauce in it, but didn’t. It went in as hard as it came out. We decided that it tasted like apple flavored sand, and after eating a few of the apples on top, I threw the whole thing in  the trash, without even saving some for the raccoons and the compost bin.

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