Intro: Yerba Mate Cake
I’m a yerba mate lover.
I was searching for a cake that was light enough and quick to prepare, and I found the water cake.
Here I had the inspiration to modify this cake in order to make mine according my taste, and I’m happy to say you that has been a success!
Yerba mate cake is easy, quick to prepare and it could be also savored by vegan people.
It’s a friendship cake for those reasons, I haven’t called it this way because it’s the name of another cake that already exists. So, I hope you will appreciate! In this case, thank you if you would vote for me in breakfast contest, because I tried it as cake for breakfast and it’s a pleasure to start a morning with a piece of this cake!
Step 1: Ingredients
All that we need is:
- 330 ml of natural water
- 5 tbsp of yerba mate
- 300 g of flour "00"
- 200 g of brown sugar
- 16 g (one packet) of baking powder for cakes
- 90 g of seed oil
- a teaspoon vanilla (optional)
Step 2: Let's Start With Mate!
Heat all the water up to 70 degrees (when bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pot) and pour the mate, turning a spoon to mix yerba mate and water.
Step 3: Two Main Ingredients
Wait until the water becomes cooler, then filter the yerba mate from the water with a filter, in another bowl.
At this point, add the baking powder to the flour and mix together, so sift the flour.
Step 4: Become Sweet and Oily
Add the brown sugar to the yerba mate, the add the teaspoon vanilla, and mix them together, until you obtain a homogeneous liquid.
Then, add the seed oil, and switch on the oven at 180 degrees in order to warm it.
Step 5: Mix Our Two Cauldrons
Then add the flour, a tablespoon at a time, and mix it with a whisk, to avoid creating lumps.
Step 6: Bake It!
Use margarine to grease a baking dish and cover with the flour; you could also use baking paper, or butter instead margarine, but we're making a cake that could be eaten also from a vegan, so I use margarine.
Pour the mixture prepared into the pan and bake at 180 C° for 30-40 minutes.
Step 7: It Is Cooked?
Do the toothpick test after 30 minutes of cooking; if stabbing the cake, the toothpick remains dry, is ready and we can take it out of the oven!
It could have a color like in the picture!
So, wait some minutes to make it a bit cooler, then put it in a dish, and decorate with icing sugar, if you want...I prefer without!
Hope you will appreciate, have a nice breakfast! :-)