Spinach and Strawberry Marble Cake
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Serves: 10
  • 200g fresh spinach leaves (or frozen chopped spinach)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g sugar
  • 100g apple sauce
  • 100ml rapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 250g plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 250g strawberries
  • Red food colouring (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Lightly grease a cake tin.
  2. Puree the fresh spinach in a food processor, or with a hand held blender, until it is liquefied. If using frozen spinach, thaw it and squeeze out the excess water. Set aside.
  3. Beat the eggs, almond extract and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the oil, applesauce, lemon juice and pureed spinach.
  4. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the spinach mixture and combine.
  5. Hull and puree the strawberries. Add a few drops of food colouring if desired.
  6. Spoon four large spoonfuls of spinach batter into prepared cake tin. Spoon in four large spoonfuls of strawberries. Repeat until both mixtures are used up. Using a knife, 'cut' through the batter to create a marble effect.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe by Veggie Desserts at https://veggiedesserts.co.uk/spinach-and-strawberry-marble-cake/