It’s a Piece of Cake –Cake Salé
Cake Salé, is often called French savory cake or French muffin. Cake Salé is not a traditional sweet cake. It completely opens my eyes.
Ahead of our regular meeting, my long-time friend Michael sent a message in advance saying that he would like to have a piece of Cake Salé, which is a French savory cake with no sugar added but its shape and texture resemble a sweet sponge cake. This is my third try on this recipe. To enhance its look, picked beetroot mince and its juice are added to generate the pink exterior and the remaining cupcake paper molds bought from the Pike Place, Seattle, are used. Portioned size is easy for him to take home to share with his families. My usual suspects of whole wheat flour and powdered job’s tears are used to replace 1/2 of flour contents to increase the nutritional value of this recipe. When we share this snack we can also have a chance to have more fiber to benefit our digestion and some Job’s Tear to enhance our skin appearance. About 1/5 contents called for the savory ingredients of ham and cheese is replaced by chopped fresh southern Taiwan pineapple to infuse some fruitiness into this snack. Maybe next time, we can have more invited to a baking party.
Preparation 30 minutes
Overall cooking time: 60-70 minutes
Skill level: Easy
Organic Cake flour 1 3/4 cups (245g 1/2 can be replaced with whole wheat flour and/or powdered job’s tear)
Baking Powder 2T (A German brand Rumford aluminum-free is used)
Black Pepper 1/4t
Eggs 3 large
Milk 1/3 cup (80ml)
Olive oil 80 ml
Diced Ham 170g (about 0.5cm, this part can be replaced with pineapple)
Cheddar Cheese 170g (half diced and half shredded)
- Preheat oven to 160C; butter a loaf pan or use cupcake molds.
- Sift (1) in one bowl; Mix (2) in another bowl.
- Fold (2) into (1) till combined, then add (3)
- Bake 40-50 minutes. When cupcake molds are used, baking time is reduced by 10-15 minutes
- If a loaf pan is used, cool the end product on a rack for 5 minutes and remove from pan. Let it cool for 30 minutes before cutting.
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