It seems almost a cliche that healthy recipes have to use organic ingredients, and the Lemon Blueberry Cake with its berries and fresh lemon juice is one of the most beloved ways to incorporate fruits and veggies into an otherwise standard cake.
You will find that you cannot always use organic when baking, but the simple steps outlined here may make using organic food easier for you, even though you may need to substitute a few items or add others in place of organic ingredients.
It is possible to use a lot of organic ingredients. But you may need to substitute some other products as well. The most obvious difference in using organic products is that they do not contain pesticides and their fertilizers are organic, not synthetic.
Lemon Blueberry Cake Ingredients
Using this information, you can go a long way towards avoiding the normal problems associated with organic foods, as well as avoiding certain food products that would be considered organic in the case of Blueberry Cake.
Eggs: This one is pretty self-explanatory, but if you do need to use eggs in a recipe, you will have to add them as an organic ingredient. (You can use organic eggs and just substitute them for regular eggs.) It is also important to ensure that the eggs in the recipe are not overly-raw. As they will tend to set in the butter and make your cake white and thin instead of white and thick. Also, remember that only organic eggs should be used.
Butter: All organic butter should be used, but this doesn’t necessarily mean only organic butter. Since butter comes from cows fed with antibiotics, some people prefer to avoid it because of the contamination it has. If you must use organic butter, remember to use only organic vegetable oil.
Using Raw Sugar
Unrefined and raw sugar: Instead of using natural sugars such as agave nectar, you can use raw sugar instead. Not only does this make the cake healthier. but it’s much easier to recognize and avoid an impure sugar such as this.
Raw Honey: When you add honey to your batter, it needs to be unrefined, and the best way to do this is to pour honey into a bowl and stir with a fork to break up the solids and make a smoother texture. Raw honey, which contains no additives and is generally available at most health food stores, is also fine. However, it is best to look for whole honey, which is high in nutrients.
Lemon Juice: In addition to being organic, lemon juice is acidic, making it an ideal base for the healthy lemon Blueberry Cake. The juice will sour the batter slightly, creating a more balanced taste. Another option is to buy a bottle of organic lemon juice and sprinkle it over the cake while it is baking.
Seeds: While the regular spice pack is fine for baking, you can find other seeds that are healthy. The types of seeds to look for include black, sunflower, and sesame. Sunflower seeds have a nutty flavor and are perfect for an Asian twist on the traditional lemon Blueberry Cake recipe.
Organic Coconut Oil And Its Importance
Organic Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is also one of the organic alternatives to olive oil. Most recipes for vegan Blueberry Cake include the oil. So they will probably be fine. But you can substitute any other vegetable oil, such as corn oil if you do not plan to use it. The only drawback of using this oil is that it is a little difficult to find. Which can make it tough to find vegan-friendly alternatives.
Eggs: Eggs are best used as a tasty alternative to the yolk. Simply replace the yolk with mashed tofu, which is a great source of protein and essential vitamins. Vegetables, lentils, and almonds also make great substitutions for the yolk, which can be replaced with fruits, nuts, or whole grains.
Vanilla Extract: For a kick of natural vanilla flavor, add organic flavor enhancer. You can use an organic vanilla extract from the store, or try to make it yourself by combining an ounce of organic vanilla extract with a half a cup of boiling water and 2 tablespoons of organic honey. Just let it steep for about 15 minutes before adding it to the batter.
These tips will help you create healthy diet cakes that are not full of trans fats and are not loaded with unhealthy preservatives. Instead, you get to enjoy the wonderful flavors and great health benefits.