Wholegrain Spelt Brighton Gingerbread- oil free.

This ginger bread is lighter than your average ginger bread and full of lovely flakes of almonds, you can leave out the almonds if you’re a hater but I think they give it a lovely texture! Apparently putting almonds in this luscious cake is something to do with the seaside town of Brighton  but what do I know, I just enjoy eating it! The apple sauce inst a traditional ingredient, neither is spelt flour, but it sure makes for a nice moist cake and adds another layer to the flavor, and what with my somewhat obsessive baking lately cutting out the oil can’t be all that bad idea for me.

Brighton gingerbread
3/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup golden caster sugar
1/4 cup of black strap molasses/ treacle
2 tbsp ground flaxseed/linseed
3 tbsp almond milk
1 3/4 cup whole grain spelt flour
1 tsp mixed spice
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup flaked almonds

Cream the apple sauce, sugar and molasses together. Then fold in the 2 tbsp ground flaxseed/linseed and the almond milk. Whisk in all the dry ingredients, not including from the almonds, with a fork until the mixture is smooth and thick. Gently fold in the almonds into the batter and pour the batter into a 8″ square loose bottomed cake tin that has been lined with parchment paper. Pop into a preheated oven at 180c/350f for about 45 minutes, until firm to the touch. Cool completely on a wire rack, before slicing and storing in a cake tin/ air tight container.

9 thoughts on “Wholegrain Spelt Brighton Gingerbread- oil free.

  1. I love moist cakes that don’t need icing to make you realise that they have substance and flavour that doesn’t need adorning. When I am able to eat cake again I will start with this baby… gorgeousness on a plate 🙂 With a cup of tea it will be soul food.

  2. Oh man, I’m constantly trying to reduce my oil consumption. It’s tricky as things often aren’t the same or as flavorful without. That being said, this cake looks plenty moist with the addition of the applesauce. Good on you.

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