Walnut Apple Cake (refined sugar free) / Kolač od oraha i jabuka (bez rafiniranog šećera)

Even though the apple and walnut combo is more reminiscent of autumn, you can definitely treat yourself with this cake any time of the year. Even more so, since the weather has been all over the place lately and we’ve had a fair dose of cold and miserable days. Unfortunately, there are no photos of cake slices since I hauled the whole tray to work, but just imagine a juicy and rich square bites and you’re on the right track. Also, the office gang wholeheartedly approved. 🙂

Also, a little note: while the cake batter itself is refined sugar free, it depends on which dark chocolate you use if the ganache is going to be that way as well.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 48 bite-sized squares / 0.14 EUR per square / 6.76 EUR for all)

For the batter:

4 apples (1.07 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

½ cup date syrup (0.20 EUR)

1 cup heavy cream (0.66 EUR)

1 and ½ cups ground walnuts (1.20 EUR)

1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

For the ganache:

200 grams dark chocolate (2.67 EUR)

3 tbsp butter (0.40 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Lightly oil a square baking pan and line it with parchment paper. Core and peel the apples, then add to a food processor and pulse into a paste. Add in the eggs, vanilla, date syrup and cream, then pulse for 2-3 minutes until fluffy and thoroughly combined.

In a bowl whisk together ground walnuts, flour, baking powder and salt. Pour the wet mix over dry ingredients, then stir until just combined. Transfer the batter to a prepared pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until the cake is deep golden brown and a skewer inserted inside comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool to room temperature.

Once the cake cools down, melt the chocolate with butter and pour over the cake. Even out with a spatula and cool in the fridge so the chocolate sets. Remove the cake from pan, slice and serve chilled.

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Iako kombinacija jabuka i oraha ima u sebi štih jeseni, definitivno nećete pogriješiti ako se počastite ovim kolačem u bilo koje doba godine. Time više što je zadnjih dana vrijeme poprilično hirovito, sa poštenom dozom hladnih i jadnih trenutaka. Na žalost, nemam za vas slike narezanog kolača pošto sam cijeli protvan odvukla na posao, ali zamislite bogate i sočne zalogaje i na pravom ste tragu. Također, škvadra iz ureda je svesrdno podržala kolač. 🙂

I za kraj, mala napomena: sam biskvit je bez rafiniranog šećera, ali kakva će biti i glazira naravno ovisi o tome koju ćete čokoladu upotrijebiti.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 48 kockica veličine zalogaja / 1,05 kn po kockici / 50,61 kn za sve)

Za biskvit:

4 jabuke (8,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

½ šalice sirupa od datulja (1,50 kn)

1 šalica vrhnja za šlag (5,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica mljevenih oraha (9,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica glatkog brašna (0,75 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Za glazuru:

200 g tamne čokolade (20,00 kn)

3 žlice maslaca (3,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti kalup (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Lagano namastite protvan te ga obložite papirom za pečenje. Ogulite i očistite jabuke od sjemenki, pa ih ubacite u multipraktik i usitnite u pastu. Dodajte unutra jaja, vaniliju, sirup od datulja i vrhnje. Pulsirajte 2-3 minute dok smjesa ne bude jednolična i prozračna.

U zdjeli pomiješajte mljevene orahe, brašno, prašak za pecivo i sol. Prelijte mokre sastojke preko suhih i promiješajte tek toliko koliko treba da se sve sjedini. Smjesu preselite u pripremljeni protvan i pecite oko 30-35 minuta, dok biskvit ne bude zlatno-smeđe boje, a upiknuta čačkalica ne izađe čista. Pustite da se biskvit ohladi na sobnu temperaturu.

Rastopite čokoladu sa maslacem i prelijte preko ohlađenog biskvita. Poravnajte špatulom i ohladite u frižideru da se čokolada stisne. Izvadite kolač iz kalupa, narežite na kockice i poslužite hladan.

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Walnut Apple Cake (refined sugar free) / Kolač od oraha i jabuka (bez rafiniranog šećera)

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