This cake is deliciously light and fluffy.
Its so easy to make that you can prepare it with limited notice!
This is a great basic cake. I love having it plain but you could serve it with icing/topping, berries or just a light sprinkling of icing sugar.
1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup apple sauce/puree (1 x 120g tub**)
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup water
Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until well combined. Make sure the cocoa powder doesn't have any clumps in it and that the baking soda is stirred in thoroughly.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients.
Stir until well combined.
Pour into a baking dish of choice (I use a 24cm square dish).
Bake on 180C for 35-40 minutes until a skewer poked into the center comes out clean.
Slice and serve..... or keep it all for yourself ;-)
It keeps well when stored in an air-tight container. I can't really give an estimate of 'days' because it never lasts more than 2 in our home!!!
**I love to use these "Coles" brand tubs of apple puree. They are so easy to use for cooking, they measure 1/2 cup. I have not had much luck finding unsweetened apple sauce in stores and these are sweetened only with fruit juice concentrate. They use a much higher amount of just apples, which is great :-)