Friday, September 19, 2014

THB : Chocolate Nugget-Orange Granola Cake

Time for our bake at The Home Bakers (THB). Bake #41, Chocolate Nugget-Orange Flax Cake is selected by Mich of Piece of Cake.

I have made some slight changes to the ingredients. Originally, this cake uses flax cereal. Since I do not have any flax cereal, I've used my homemade granola instead. And it works out fine. This cake uses a mixture of plain flour and wholemeal flour, with buttermilk, canola oil, honey, orange juice, raisins and nuts. Since my granola already has nuts and raisins in it, I did not add any that the recipe calls for. 

A very easy cake to make, you don't even need to use the stand mixer. The dry ingredients are mixed in a bowl, and the wet in another, simply combine them together and add in the flax cereal (or granola). Pour into the prepared pan and scatter some chocolate chips and nuts over the top. I've made half a recipe, and baked for 26 minutes until the cake is golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let cool in pan on wire rack. Serve warm, either cut in strips or squares.

Cake is really moist, soft, tender and not too sweet. If flax cereal, or any other cereal, which I'm sure would be good too, is used, then you'll have "Cereal-cake" for breakfast. In my case, it is "Granola-cake"!

For the full recipe and instructions, please visit the host of this bake, Mich of Piece of CakeTo view other members' bake, please visit The Home Bakers (THB).

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  1. Hi Joyce, a slice of this with a cup of coffee would be really so lovely!!

  2. The granola cake looks really moist and soft. It must have tasted heavenly with a cup of tea.

  3. Interesting changes Joyce. I'm liking the simplicity of this cake and now the versatility too! Thanks so much for sharing...

  4. Hi Joyce , This is indeed a very moist cake & a nice breakfast cake . Great idea using granola & your cake looks good & yummy ! ;)

  5. Great idea to use granola! Your cake looks delicious!

  6. Joyce, this should be delish as I love granola!