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For today's post I'm showing you how to use wholemeal flour and egg whites with less sugar to make a healthy yummy cake. It is also combined with ground hazelnut, dried apricots and dried cranberries to make the cake more flavourful. You can also use any other dried fruits or nuts but make sure you chop them into smaller pieces so that they will not sink to the bottom of the cake after it is baked. This cake is fragrant and quite soft even if it is stored in the fridge. I hope you enjoy this cake as much as I do.





Wholemeal Cake



          Ingredients:
    3 Large egg whites (about 130g or slightly more)
    60g Sugar

    90g Ground hazelnut
    30g Brown sugar
    25g Plain flour
    60g Wholemeal flour

    65g Melted butter with 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    20g each Dried apricots and dried cranberries - cut to smaller pieces




    Methods:
    In a large bowl, mix ground hazelnut, brown sugar, plain flour and wholemeal flour together and set aside.
    Whisk egg whites and sugar at medium high speed till firm and smooth.
    Use hand to fold one quarter of beaten egg whites to the flour mixture evenly and remaining egg white in two batches.
    Lastly add in melted butter in two batches and mix well with a rubber spatula follow by the dried apricots and dried cranberries.  
    Pour mixture into a 7 inch (lined) round cake pan and sprinkle more dried apricots and dried cranberries over it.
    Bake at preheated oven 170C for about 30-35 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave cake to cool in pan for 15 minutes and remove to wire rack to cool down completely.


    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. This is a beautiful cake and I like the ingredients that you have used!

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    1. Thanks Hovkonditorn! Hope you have a wonderful birthday in Bali.

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  2. Looks really nice.
    The last cake I tried making with wholemeal flour was not so favourable.

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    1. Thanks! Because of the dried fruits added made the cake so yummy.

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  3. 最近我也是用全麦面粉做蛋糕,还蛮好吃的。
    我很喜欢这个,bookmark起来了,谢谢分享:)

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    1. 全麦面粉是上次用cookie bar剩的,所以就尽量把它用完。
      我也要到你家看看有什么新菜。

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  4. That is a very nice cake, looks so pretty. Healthy too with lots of fruits and fibre.

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  5. Indeed a healthy cake with lots of fruits.

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  6. I have all the ingredients in my kitchen, bookmark this yummy healthy cake already, sure will try out one day.. thx for sharing ya... :)

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    1. Hi Karen, So happy to hear that. Hope to see your post soon.

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  7. 这还真的健康又养生的
    大大喜欢

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    1. 是啊。。。现在什么都讲健康,所以是时候改变一下。

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  8. Ann, this is one healthy cake i love love love to try
    thks for sharing and so happy i can see more of your bakes again :P

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  9. We should always try to lighten up our bakes, but sometimes taste and craving gets the better of us. It's a great idea to sub all those good stuff and I'm sure with hazelnut meal and dried fruits is gonna make this yums! :)) P.S. So great to have u back!!

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    1. Thank you Bee Bee. Yes trying to make more healthy recipes after a good break.

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  10. Wholemeal flour sounds like a good idea to add or as a sub to some of my bakes ;D Your wholemeal cake looks wonderful ! It looks moist and full of those delicious nut and dried fruits .... I'm sure it tastes delicious as it looks !

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  11. mmm...yum yum!!! healthy and yummy!! that's what everyone looking for!! :)

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  12. Love this - looks almost...healthy, so that's a great reason to eat more cake!

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  13. 好漂亮的蛋糕噢,想不到全麦粉也可以做蛋糕。。
    谢谢你的分享喔^_^

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  14. Beautiful cake! I will definitely try this out soon. I n my husband just have coffee n 相思蛋糕 and we are discussing about cake. The conclusion is we both prefer butter cake or pound cake better than sponge cake coz too feather light texture like eat nothing lei. Haha... Anyway this is just my preference.

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    1. Jane, I like all type of cakes provided they're not too sweet and creamy. I saw many blogger friends made 相思蛋糕 and I definitely want to try yours too.

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  15. simple and gorgeous! ann, you never fail to impress us !

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  16. Ooooh...a very healthy cake. It looks too inviting...drooling :D

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  17. What a lovely and delicious looking cake! I would love to have a slice with my tea. So glad you are back my friend :)

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  18. The cake looks so tempting & beautiful. But still wishing you well and take care, Ann.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Blessings
    Kristy

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  19. This cake is awesome and I just can't help admiring your clicks! Welcome back!

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  20. I love your healthier version of cake. :) It looks beautiful too. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. Thank you. Anon.

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  22. Sounds healthy and looks flavourful. I like the idea of adding ground hazelnut. :)

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  23. It looks so tasty and healthy enough that I want one for the breakfast!

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  24. eileen@hundred eighty degreesAugust 11, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Hi Ann, you have brightened a lightened cake with a mixed of dried fruit. Nice looking cake!

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  25. 好健康哦!真没想到全麦也可以做蛋糕。

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  26. Ann,我还从没用过全麦粉做蛋糕,但是倒有用麦粉做muffin,真的很不错吃的。很健康的一个全麦蛋糕。

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    1. Li Shuan, 你有post recipe 吗?我还有剩一点全麦粉,希望能快快把它做完。

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  27. Hi Ann,very healthy cake & love your idea of using dried fruits& nuts in the cake! By the way,there are 4 awards waiting for you to pick up from my place!

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    1. Thank you very much Jessie for always thinking of me :) I feel so honoured! Thanks for the awards :))

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  28. I am so happy you are back...i missed reading you :)
    And i see that you have come back with another tasty cake recipe. The pictures are wonderful too!

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  29. Oh Ann, you used hand to mix the batter ar! I am so suaku, is this method good for not deflating the eggwhites?

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    1. Jess, Yes and also because if you use a spatula to mix the dry ingredients and egg whites will become lumpy.

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  30. Dear Ann,
    Can I use wholemeal bread flour?

    Thks

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  31. I love dried fruit cake like this. It's sweet but not crazy sweet and perfectly goes well with afternoon tea. Have a wonderful weekend, and take good care Ann!!

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