Unearth the joy of guilt-free indulgence with the Üzümlü Yağsız Kek. This fat-free grape cake seamlessly marries health and flavor, offering a moist, airy texture bursting with the natural sweetness of grapes. Perfect for those conscious about their dietary intake but unwilling to compromise on taste, this cake showcases that health and pleasure can indeed go hand in hand.
Yield: Given the quantity of the ingredients, particularly 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour and the other components, the recipe should produce one round cake.
Number of Servings: This recipe should yield about 8-10 slices, depending on the thickness of each slice.
Total Preparation Time: Approximately 25-30 minutes.
Total Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes (excluding additional cooling time).
Total Time from Start to Finish: Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes (excluding the extra cooling time on the wire rack).
1-Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a round cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
2-Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3-Wet Mix: In another bowl, beat together the sugar, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
4-Combine: Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, stirring gently until just combined. Do not overmix.
5-Grape Incorporation: Fold in the halved grapes and lemon zest (if using).
6-Bake to Perfection: Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
7-Cool and Serve: Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.
Üzümlü Yağsız Kek offers a harmonious blend of simplicity, health, and flavor. Whether it's a morning treat with your coffee or a wholesome dessert after dinner, this cake promises satisfaction without the guilt. Dive into a slice and relish the natural sweetness of grapes in a feather-light cake.
Grape Choices: Both red and green grapes work beautifully in this cake. However, for a varied taste and color, consider using a mix of both.
Natural Sweetness: If you'd like to further reduce the sugar content, the natural sweetness of the grapes can allow for it. Consider reducing the sugar by a quarter.
Texture: For a little texture variation, you can sprinkle some granulated sugar on top before baking. It gives a nice crunchy layer on top.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with a dollop of fat-free yogurt or a drizzle of honey for added indulgence without the added fat.
Storage: This cake keeps well in an airtight container for up to 3 days. However, its moist nature means it's best enjoyed fresh.