Here is the cake you will take to a picnic: Easy to make and carry and perfect with a cup of coffee.
The traditional marble cake gets a facelift here with blue spirulina powder, which contributes to our nutritional value in addition to the new look.
Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients, transfer about 3/4 of the batter to the pan, while for the remaining quarter in the bowl, add blue spirulina powder (or natural blue food coloring), and mix well. (Regarding the blue spirulina – see a note at the end of the post)
Next, pour the blue batter over the white batter. Finally, use a toothpick to create spirals.
You can serve it as is or garnish the cake by sprinkling powdered sugar and blue spirulina powder.
Enjoy and let me know how it turned out ❣️
- 2 cup white spelt flour
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup water or apple juice
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened plant based milk
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup mild oil or melted coconut oil
- 113 gram apple sauce unsweetened sells in cups
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 10-15 drops butter flavor extract optional
- powdered sugar
- blue spirulina powder See a note at the bottom of the post
- Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius (320 F).
- Line a 20 cm (8-inch) springform pan with parchment paper and grease the bottom and sides well.
- Sift the flour into a medium bowl, and add the rest of the dry ingredients: baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Mix with a whisk and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix water, oil, apple sauce, vanilla extract and butter-flavored extract.
- Mix the milk and vinegar in a small bowl and add to the bowl with the wet ingredients.
- Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, and stir until combined.
- Pour about 3/4 of the batter into the greased pan. Add spirulina powder to the batter left in the bowl and mix well.
- Gently pour the blue batter over the white batter in zigzags or spirals.
- Using a toothpick, create small spirals in the batter.
- Place in the oven and bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
- Once the cake has cooled completely, release the spring, and turn it carefully onto a serving plate. Remove the baking paper and turn the cake over again.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and then sprinkle a bit of blue spirulina powder using a fine-mesh sieve.
- Although blue spirulina powder is expensive, it will keep in the fridge for a long time. It will be enough for many recipes, such as Blue Fairy Smoothie and other upcoming projects.
- You can replace the blue spirulina powder with natural blue food color.
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