Healthy cake with fruits

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Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetSeptember is here, school starts in a while and I still get good vibes and the good feelings of a new beginning even though I’ve said good bye to school years ago. One of the things I loved about school were the homemade goodies my mom made to enjoy at school. This fruit cake is a perfect snack to give your children to school. It is full of fruits, has an amazing smell and tastes light and fresh.

I’ve got this recipe from a friend which used to cook it very often back on her student days. The original recipe uses all-purpose flour and butter, while I used partly whole wheat flour and tahini. It requires 1 kg of fruits of your choice, like apples, banana, pears, peaches, plums etc. It almost looks like a fruit salad rather than a cake.

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Ingredients

  • 1 kg fruits of choice (I used pears, apples, peaches)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 50 g butter at room temperature
  • 3 tbs tahini
  • Zest of a medium lemon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Start pealing the fruits and cut them into small cubes.
  2. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius and prepare a square tin (26 cm) with baking paper.
  3. Cream together tahini, butter (should be room temperature) and sugar.
  4. Add the eggs and continue beating.
  5. Add the milk and vanilla and beat again.
  6. In another bowl mix the flours, salt, lemon zest and baking powder.
  7. Mix the wet ingredient with the dry ingredients.
  8. Add the fruits and mix again.
  9. Bake in a square tin (26 cm) in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 50-60 min.
  10. Let it cool and enjoy.

You may keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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