Monday, January 09, 2006

Something Different (Broccoli Upside Down Cake)

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I think this is the first time I baked a cake that uses no sugar. I was intrigued from the first time I saw this recipe. In fact, I did a double-take. Broccoli Upside Down Cake??? But since broccoli is my favourite vege, I see no reason in not baking this cake. After all, it seems to contain all the goodness.
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Hey, how often do you see a combination of healthy and wholesome ingredients such as low-fat cottage cheese, low-fat yogurt, organic cornmeal, wholemeal flour, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and golden raisins thrown together in a single recipe? As for the fat factor, the cake only has 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Now, doesn't this sound like the ultimate "healthy" cake?
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Recipe here.

6 comments:

gina said...

viv how does it taste like? but baking broccoli tends to turn it into an ugly green. was it over cook? like mushy?

myCoffee said...

Hi Gina,
You are supposed to blanch the broccoli before baking. Boil it in salted water for about 2 mins so that it is cooked but not soft. My maid overcooked it. The broccoli was already soft before baking. That's why you can see that the broccoli looked overcooked in the cake.
Taste wise, it gets better and better. First day (after baking) tasted kind of bland. But from the 2nd day onwards, it gets better and better. You can eat it chilled from the fridge or you can heat it up in the microwave. I gave this to a friend too and she agreed that it gets better and better too. So I give my thumbs up for it. Then again, I didn't expect to dislike it. After all, I love cottage cheese, broccoli, yogurt, walnuts and raisins. Yum....

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knitties said...

Oh wow, never thought I'd see the words "broccoli" and "cake" together! But it looks delish :) BTW, really glad to see the cake dome put to good use and I must say the Orange & Poppy Cake is fantastic! Thanks for letting me sample some... can't wait for more yummy treats from your kitchen... heheheh...

rokh said...

mm..this cake looks special and healthy!

myCoffee said...

Knitties,
Sure, they will be more to come your way... ;-)

Rokh,
Thanks. If you are interested, I will be posting the recipe on KC soon. Will also post the link to the recipe in this post.