Monday, 28 April 2008

GUILT FREE CAKE ( Diyet keki)

This cake has NO fat and NO sugar but lovely and moist from the bananas and pekmez.

  • 4 small or 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • 8 oz/225g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 1 0z/25g chopped walnuts
  • 6-7 dried apricots, chopped
  • 5 tbsp pekmez
  • Icing sugar for dusting.

Preheat the oven to 170 c, 325 f, gas mark 3 ( if fan oven 150 c)
First sift the flour together with the baking powder and cinnamon. Add mashed bananas, walnuts and apricot to the flour and mix with a fork. Add whisked eggs slowly and mix in gently with a wooden spoon. Add Pekmez give it another mix and pour in a lined baking tin (I used a kugelhopf tin). Cook for 50 minutes. Let it cool on a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar before serving.


PEKMEZ is a  Turkish syrup like liquid made from fruits such as grape, mulberry, fig and apples (I have used uzum pekmezi= grape pekmez, syrup).

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