Kale and Apple Cake with Apple Icing

Kale and Apple Cake with Apple Icing

Kale cake? Yes! You can’t taste the kale in this delicious vegetable cake, but it gives this cake a bright green colour and leaves some goodness behind. Hundreds of readers have made it and loved it.

This light and fluffy cake is made with kale and apples! The flavour of kale can't be tasted but it leaves behind some goodness and makes this layer cake bright green! Perfect for an unusual birthday cake for a kale fan. 

Kale and Apple Cake with Apple Icing

  • 1/2 cup (100g) applesauce (see notes on how to make your own)
  • 3/4 cup (175g) granulated sugar
  • 2 apples peeled and grated
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 3 cups loosely packed, (200g) kale raw, woody stalks discarded)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (100ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the Apple Icing:
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce smooth, puree if necessary
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250g) icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease and line 2 x eight”(20cm) spherical cake tins with baking paper.
  2. Tear the kale leaves into chew-sized portions and boil or steam for a couple of minutes until tender. Refresh by way of strolling beneath bloodless water, drain and puree properly with a hand blender. **Kale is one of the more difficult greens to puree on the grounds that it is pretty fibrous. i have found that a hand blender works satisfactory. Persevere for a few minutes to blitz the fibrous leaves to a paste. If important, add a touch of the applesauce while pureeing to make it easier to blitz.**it will nonetheless be barely stringy. Set aside.
  3. Beat the eggs, oil, vanilla, applesauce and sugar together well with an electric powered mixer. Beat within the kale puree and grated apple. 
  4. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and gently integrate, taking care no longer to overmix at this level.
  5. Pour into the prepared tins and bake for half-hour or till an inserted skewer comes out easy. 
  6. Cool for 2 mins inside the tins after which turn onto a twine rack to cool absolutely.
  7. For the Apple Icing:Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the other substances and blend with an electric mixer until smooth.
  8. store within the fridge until geared up to apply. Frost the completely cooled cake.

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