Maintaining an organic lifestyle is easy when you are eating fresh fruits and vegetables, but sometimes the occasion calls for dessert. There are delicious organic cake recipes available so that when you are taking a dessert to a potluck or a holiday party, there is something there that everyone can enjoy. For many, the first step in seeking these recipes is to turn to tried and true resources like Martha Stewart and Paula Dean. There are also ample resources online and at your local library.
This tasty cake is a healthy alternative to a store-bought processed cake mix and is sure to satisfy your family or your guests.
One and one-fourth cups of unbleached flour
One teaspoon of baking powder
One-eighth of a teaspoon of salt
One stick of organic butter, cut into narrow slices
One cup of sugar
Two organic brown eggs, separated
One-half cup of organic whole milk
One cup of chopped walnuts
Two tablespoons organic butter (European style)
Seven pears, peeled and diced
One tablespoon each, brown sugar and cinnamon
One teaspoon each, nutmeg and allspice
Two tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, cream sugar and butter with a hand mixture; add egg yolks and continue to beat until creamy. Slowly add dry ingredients, in batches of three or four, adding milk between each batch, until thoroughly mixed. Fold into the mixture vanilla and nuts.
With a hand mixer set on medium-high, beat eggs until soft white peaks form; add gently to the batter and fold in. Pour batter into a prepared nine-inch cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for thirty-five to forty minutes.
Place pears in a skillet with melted butter, and dust with sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. Add lemon juice and mix thoroughly. Top cake with pear mixture and serve with organic whipped cream.