Friday 9 January 2015

Cherry Oat Cakejacks

Cakejacks. Otherwise known as alternatives to cake dowels, however there is now another meaning to this word. I have created a new hybrid...a cross between a cake and flapjack. With added deliciousness of cherries and a chocolate drizzle.

It could almost be considered a breakfast food right?! It's got oats and fruit in, so in my mind it's okay! And I know with the new year comes the resolutions and we're all (well trying) to get healthier again, but just tell yourself this (like I am) that they are healthy! Oats are good at lowering cholesterol and suppresses your hunger for longer. Convinced now? 

They are speedy to whip up in less than hour of your time which has gotta be a bonus. Plus they are easy to make in larger quantities, just double or even quadruple your mixture and put into a larger tin. I can imagine these going down pretty well at a coffee morning bake sale.

Ingredients (makes 9)

100g self raising flour
175g caster sugar
175g porridge oats
1 egg (beaten)
100g glacĂ© cherries
140g melted butter
50g milk chocolate


Preheat your oven to 180°C/ gas mark 4/ 350°F. Grease and line a 22cm square cake tin. Mix together the flour, sugar and oats in a bowl. Then add the beaten egg, melted butter and cherries (don't halve them unless they are huge) and mix altogether. Put into the tin and bake for 20-25 minutes until slightly golden brown. 

Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack. Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the cakejacks. When set, cut into 9 equal squares. Enjoy!

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