I have been in the mood for easy baking. I have no desire to fuss but I do want to make a treat for my husband. He is the easiest person in the world, to bake for, since he likes plain food and that is exactly what Michelle had on her blog, last week. She posted a straightforward recipe for Vanilla Muffins at Ms. EnPlace. I changed the flavor and added nuts since my husband loves nuts and made a small cake, just for him.
Mocha Nut Cake
2 cups flour (I used gluten free)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup Rice Dream
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon mocha extract
4 tablespoons Canola Oil
1/4 cup chopped nuts (either mixture of one of these – walnuts, pecans, almonds)
Preheat oven to bake at 350º F.
Spray a round cake pan with cooking oil. I made mine in smaller pans but the recipe will fit a square or round pan.
Blend the first four ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
Blend Rice Dream, egg, mocha and vanilla in a small bowl.
Add mixture to the dry ingredients, combining just until moistened.
Add oil and stir well.
Add nuts of choice (almonds, pecans, walnuts)
Spoon batter into cake tin and bake 35 – 40 minutes, or until tops begin to brown.