The Cranberry-Oatmeal Walnut Cake from the book Coffee Cakes: Simple, Sweet and Savory by Lou Seibert Pappas is the next bake for the members of The Home Bakers. is hosted by Joyce from . If you are keen to join us, please contact Joyce.
This is one of those healthier bakes from this book as its full of the goodness of oats and uses low fat yoghurt and oil. The texture is moist and slightly chewy and the flavour develops as its kept so it tasted better after a couple of days than when it was fresh out of the oven.
The recipe called for fresh or frozen cranberries but its impossible to find those locally so I've had to make do with dried ones. Dried one tend to be sweeter and it was just as well as this cake wasn't very sweet so the dried cranberries became some sort of a sweetener. The walnuts provided an extra crunch which went well with the cranberries.
The texture of this cake is not the typically light and fluffy type. Due to the addition of oats, it was a little dense but my family enjoyed it nonetheless. Kit of I-Lost in Austen is the host of this bake, please go to her blog for the full recipe.