Granola cake is just as delicious as your usual cake, just a bit healthier. Moist and airy, and the crumb is soft and tender. Prepared with granola, whole wheat flour, walnuts, and currants, a real treat. This recipe is quick and easy to prepare. I know you will enjoy this cake!
½cupcurrantssoaked for at least 15 minutes in hot water
½cupwalnutsroasted for 3 minutes on low heat
Ingredients you need per step are listed below the step in Italic
Preheat the oven to 350 °F or 320 °F.
Butter a cake tin and add some flour. Tap that around, so the whole tin is covered, and tap out the excess afterward.
Add butter and sugar in a bowl and mix with the mixer for about 3 minutes until the mixture is airy.
1¾ stick butter, 1 cup sugar
Add the salt and the eggs, one by one, while you still mix. Add the next egg when the previous one is fully incorporated into the batter.
⅛ teaspoon salt, 4 eggs
Put the mixer speed on low and add the flour. Stop mixing when the flour is incorporated into the batter.
1¼ cup whole wheat flour
Add the granola, walnuts and currants and swirl with a spatula through the batter.
½ cup granola, ½ cup currants, ½ cup walnuts
Pour the batter into the tin and bake for an hour until it's done.
Let it cool down for 5 minutes, then release the cake from the tin.
Let the cake further cool down on a rack.
1. Currants - Let them soak for 15 minutes in hot water, so they won't burn when baked.2. Walnuts - Toast them lightly for even more flavor. You can also replace the walnuts with almonds or pecans. If you have a nut allergy, omit the walnuts. You don't have to change anything in the recipe.3. Granola - This chocolate granola is delicious if you want to use homemade granola!4. Oven - When you use a conventional oven, set the temperature to 350 °F (180 °C). In a convection oven, 320 °F (160 °C) is sufficient.5. Cooling - Let the granola cake stand for five minutes after baking before removing it from the pan. This causes the cake to shrink slightly, making it easier to take it out of the baking tin.6. Doneness - You check whether a cake is baked by inserting a skewer into the thickest part (often the middle). If it comes out dry, the cake is done.7. Storage -
Room Temperature - Wrap your breakfast cake in aluminum foil and store it at room temperature. That way, it stays good for a week.
Refrigerator - You can't keep this sweet treat in the fridge because of the moisture; the structure will change.
Freezer - You can freeze the granola cake. Wrap it in foil and then in a freezer bag or container. This way, it stays good for three months. TIP, cut the cake into slices, so you can thaw the cake per portion. Thaw the cake at room temperature.