Introducing the Salty Cake – where the world of savory meets the elegance of baking. A harmonious blend of flavors, this cake is perfect for those who love to step away from traditional sweet pastries. Ideal for brunches, potlucks, or simply a cozy evening snack, this is a recipe that’s bound to make waves!
1-Preparation: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a round cake pan or a loaf pan.
2-Mix Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
3-Egg Mixture: In a separate, larger bowl, beat the eggs. Add the milk (or cream) and melted butter, whisking until smooth.
4-Combine: Gradually add the dry ingredient mix into the wet ingredients, ensuring a smooth batter without lumps.
5-Fold in the Goodness: Gently fold in the cheese, ham or bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, and olives.
6-Pour & Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
7-Cool & Serve: Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve!
The Salty Cake combines the richness of cheese, the depth of sun-dried tomatoes, and the savoriness of ham, creating a harmonious taste sensation. A great alternative to regular cakes, this is one for the recipe books of every experimental baker!
Flavor Variations: This cake is versatile. Consider adding roasted bell peppers, sautéed mushrooms, or even spinach for additional flavors.
Cheese Choices: Feel free to experiment with other cheeses like feta, mozzarella, or Gouda. Each offers a distinct taste and texture.
Serve It Up: Serve the salty cake with a fresh green salad or a tangy dip to complement its flavors.
Storage: The cake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Warm slices in the oven or microwave before serving.
Texture Matters: Ensure the batter is not over-mixed to keep the cake's texture soft and fluffy.