I’ve been using this recipe for the last month or so, and have modified it to do an overnight soaking. It has turned out fairly well each time, and I thought I’d share it here, since it’s easy, quick, and can be modified to your taste.
Soaked Applesauce Cake
the night before:
1 c. freshly ground whole wheat flour, or whole wheat pastry flour
1 c. applesauce, unsweetened
1 T whey, or apple cider vinegar
Combine in a medium sized bowl, and mix until the flour is completely wet.
Leave covered overnight on the counter.
The next morning (or afternoon )
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix into flour/applesauce mixture:
1/2 c. melted butter or coconut oil
1/2 c. rapadura, or your dry unrefined sweetener of choice
1 t. salt
1-2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/4 t. cloves
(I usually just add spices to equal 2 t. total… depends on my mood and what I have more of in the cupboard)
1 t. baking soda
optional: 1 cup raisins or chopped nuts
Pour into a buttered 8×8 pan, and bake for about 40-50 minutes, or until the center is set.
It will be a very moist cake, but I prefer that as it makes it reheat nicely without drying out.
I usually double this recipe and freeze half.