Pumpkin Fruit Cake
500g diced, mixed dried fruit (dried apple, dried apricots, dried blueberries, dried cranberris, sultanas, prunes, dried pineapple, glace cherries) ~3.5g protein
250ml apricot nectar or freshly squeezed orange juice
¾ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
260g cooked, mashed pumpkin
2 teaspoons egg replacer
50g mixed egg (6.5g protein) (or leave out and add 50g more apricot juice or water for a lower protein version)
260g 1% Platypus Baking mix* (2.6g protein)
1.Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius
2.Line a square cake tin with baking paper, grease and set aside
3.Mix dried fruit, juice, sugar, butter, vanilla and spices in a saucepan over high heat until mixture starts to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
4.Remove from heat and add bicarb soda and mix well. Set aside until cool.
5.Add pumpkin, spices, egg replacer and egg and mix well
6.Add Baking mix and mix well.
7.Poor into cake tin, smooth the top and place in the oven
8.Bake for around 50 minutes, covering the top of the cake with aluminium foil after around 30 minutes, or if it starts to overcook.
9.Leave in pan for 10 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool
*Platypus Baking mix combined with plain flour at ratio 10g plain flour to 90g Platypus mix to make a mix 1g protein/100g, or 134g Platypus Baking mix and 26g plain flour
Makes around 1.43kg cake, 12.5g protein total, 0.9g/100g.