Saturday, 9 February 2019

Lemon mascarpone & berry cake ~~ gâteau au citron mascarpone et fruits rouges

Quite a long name for a cake but I promise it is not that long to prepare and it's a low to moderate glycemic index cake J

Hi everyone,

Yesterday was so cloudy - or should I say polluted?? - that we couldn't see the sunlight. It was a perfect day to bake! I had some organic lemons, a pack of mascarpone and some organic mulberries in the fridge so I decided to make the lemon mascarpone cake I made two weeks ago but with blueberries.

Recipe of lemon mascarpone and berry cake from Cook with Lu

You can actually use any kind of berries, fresh or frozen. Not only they will naturally increase the overall sweetness of the cake but they will also contribute to making it moister. You will see why.

Recette de gateau au citron et mascarpone de Cook with Lu
Cliquer ici pour imprimer la recette en FR
Ingredients:
  • 300 g of whole-wheat flour
  • 225 g of mascarpone
  • 100 g of softened butter
  • 100 g of cane sugar
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 tbsp of chia seeds

  • 1 pinch of salt flower
  • 3 large eggs or 4 small
  • 2 lemon + 1 tbsp of lemon extract
  • 250 g of berries - fresh or frozen
Directions
  1. Mix the flour with the baking powder in a large bowl and add the salt 

  2. Squeeze the lemon juice in a bowl and add the lemon extract and the chia seeds 

  3. In the stand mixer, whisk the sugar into the butter with the flat beater at speed 2 then add the mascarpone 

  4. Add the eggs, one at a time until well combined 

  5. Then add in the lemon juice with the chia 
seeds and mix again 

  6. Pour flour into the bowl and whisk until well 
combined 

  7. Butter and flour the cake mould. Transfer half 
of the batter into the mould using a silicon spatula. Spread half of the berries on the batter. Repeat with the other half of the batter and berries. Press the berries a little down 

  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 45 minutes if you are at sea level or for 1 hour - check it’s well cooked inside with a wooden pick that should come out dry 

  9. Let it cool for 5 minutes before you unmould the cake on a wire rack 

Recipe of lemon mascarpone and berry cake from Cook with Lu
Le goûter est prêt !!!
I hope you will give it a try. It goes perfectly with your afternoon tea. You can also slip a slice in your child's lunchbox. 

As always, if you liked it, leave a comment and share my recipe with your family and friends. 

NB

1. I almost dare to say that it's a super healthy and tasty cake. The whole-wheat flour provides great health benefits as it is higher in fiber and nutrients than any other wheat flour.

2. And it only contains 100 g of sugar! If you have a sweet tooth, you will think it's not sweet enough. You just need to reeducate your palate by decreasing the amount of sugar. To help you out, you can start with 150 g the first time and slowly decrease it. 

3. If you decide to use maple syrup instead of sugar, you may want to use less as it has a stronger sweetening power and because it will add up on the liquid 


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