Hello my dear readers,
Since this week’s topic was grapes and we have seen some of their benefits and we have discovered Toscana, one of the most important wine regions in the world, today I’ll share with you a grapes cake which thought to be muffins instead 🙂
This is an easy, fast and very soft recipe for the grapes cake, without butter or oil and without blenders or food processors. It is really simple and quick to prepare and the grapes do not fall on the bottom because of the clever dough.
This cake is the autumn cake par excellence, a cake that is prepared in this period and that is perfect for the autumn when we finally can turn on the oven and start putting on the long shirt or the first sweatshirt of the season. Here is always summer but still I pretend I’m in autumn season, as is too cool 🙂
Let’s see the ingredients for a springform round cake pan of 22 cm:
- 300 g White (or black) grapes
- 250 g Ricotta
- 250 g Flour 00
- 180 g Sugar
- 50 g Potato Starch
- 50 ml Milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 packet of baking powder (16 g)
- Brown sugar for decoration
How to do it:
Put the ricotta, milk, sugar and whole eggs in a bowl and mix well with a spoon.
Add the sieved potato starch and flour little by little and mix all the mixture using the spoon.
Add the baking powder and mix well the dough that will result quite firm.
Wash the grapes and cut them in half or smaller pieces and remove the seeds if any.
Put half of the grapes in the cake dough and mix well.
Grease and flour or put the parchment paper in the cake pan and pour the mixture of the grape cake.
Smooth the surface of the cake well and decorate it with the remaining grapes.
Sprinkle the entire surface of the cake with brown sugar.
Cook the grapes cake in a preheated ventilated oven at 180° for about 40 minutes until the cake is cooked evenly, always do the toothpick test.
Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool completely before serving.
In my case, instead of pouring the dough into the cake pan I have put it into the muffin tray, following the same procedure but reducing the baking time to around 25 minutes. We are only two so I always prefer having smaller portions 🙂 In this way my neighours or work colleagues are happy too, as they get to taste it too 🙂
Easy, fast, cheep and delicious! What are you waiting for? Start baking right now 🙂
And always remember, you deserve it! Treat yourself well 🙂