Healthy Winter Loaf Cake
This Healthy Winter Loaf Cake is a simple version of old-fashioned Polish Christmas gingerbread cake, called Piernik. The traditional Polish Piernik requires a lot of time and attention and recipes can vary from town to town. This one is a simple and light recipe of that cake but still so delicious, spicy and doesn’t need weeks before having it. If you’re looking for a last minute Christmas treat, you are in the right place!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 10 people
Ingredients for Healthy Winter Loaf Cake
- 2 cups 250 g. rye flour
- 1 ½ cup 250 g. whole wheat flour
- 1 cup 100 g. prunes, chopped
- ½ cup 75 g. raisins
- ½ cup 75 g. dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup 115 g. unsalted butter, melted (use 150 g. butter if you’re not watching calories)
- 5 large eggs
- 1/3 cup 65 g. stevia (or 100-120 g. coconut sugar if you’re not watching calories)
- 1/3 cup 100 g. honey
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 3 tsp. tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 2 tsp. 8 g. baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp. 8 g. baking soda
In a small saucepan combine honey with ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan or line with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer beat together the eggs with stevia on high speed for 7-10 minutes until thick.
Add spiced honey and beat on low to combine.
Pour the melted butter into the egg mixture and stir until well combined.
In another large bowl, whisk rye flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and baking soda together.
Mix half of the flour mixture into the egg mixture. When just combined, mix in the remaining flour, prunes, raisins, and dried cranberries; mix thoroughly.
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove the cake from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes in a pan and then transfer onto a wire rack and cool completely.
Dust with powdered sugar or glazed with chocolate, slice and enjoy!
Note: Store the cake loaf covered at room temperature up to 10 days.
How Many Calories in Healthy Winter Loaf Cake
|Calories (per 100 g): 330 cal
||Calories (per 1 serving, 120 g): 397 cal
|Fat: 11.5 g
||Fat: 13.8 g
|Carbohydrates: 53.0 g
||Carbohydrates: 63.6 g
|Protein: 8.2 g
||Protein: 9.9 g