Monday, April 18, 2011

Eggless pineapple very berry whole grain fruit cake

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Turn any moment into celebration with this fruity, nutty and whole grain heart healthy cake!

• 1 cup fresh pineapple cut up small or grated
• 1/2 Cup fresh juice (mix of pineapple and mango with a handful of blueberries)
• Leftover fruit pulp from juice
• 1/3 cup blueberries
• 1-1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
• 1/2 cup milled flax seed
• 7oz sweetened condense milk
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon fresh ground cardamom (omit shells) or powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup yogurt with 1 tablespoon of agave (or sugar)
• 1/3 cup sliced dry fruits and nuts ( I used mix of almonds, walnuts and raisins)

1. Preheat oven to 325`F. Lightly coat pan with oil and flour.

2. Using processor take out ½ Cup fresh juice from pineapple, mango and a handful of blueberries. (Don’t throw the leftover pulp from juice)

3. In a bowl whisk together yogurt with agave or sugar, pineapple, fresh juice, condense milk, blueberries and leftover pulp.

4. In a separate large bowl whisk together whole wheat pastry flour, milled flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, ground cardamom and salt.

5. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix them together with dry fuits and nuts.( save some to sprinkle on top)

6. Pour batter in pan and sprinkle leftover dry fruits and nuts on top.

7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until pale brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

8. Cool in pan for 15-20 minutes.

Loosen edges, and turn out onto wire rack to cool completely
Enjoy goodness in every bite:)

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful celebration!!

Bakers Note:)
You can use dried or frozen berries too. Soak them in water to regain moisture. (Approximately 20-25 minutes)
Mango for juice is optional.
Whole wheat flour can be used in place of whole wheat pastry flour. I used hudgson mill flour.
Agave nectar is more natural and low in glycemic index than sugar. It can also be used on the slices while serving for extra flavor and sweetness:)
Add an extra bowl of water to oven to keep the cake moist.