Virtuous Cauliflower Cake

Hollie told me that she and her new husband were trying to eat more healthily. So she’d tried making a pizza out of cauliflower. It hadn’t been a success. So I experimented with this cauliflower cake. Tastes good. Looks amazing.

 

Serve with ham

 

For 8

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced into thin crescents
  • 2 green peppers, deseeded and cut into thin strips
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed with 1 tsp smoked salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds, dry fried and roughly ground in a pestle and mortar if you have time – they will make the kitchen smell wonderful
  • 6 large eggs, beaten in a large mixing bowl
  • 125g/1 cup/4 oz plain flour
  • 150g/1½ cups/5 oz grated cheddar or Caerphilly. If you use Caerphilly you just need to crumble
  • 1 small bunch fresh flat-leaved parsley – chopped – you can include some of the stems also
  • Indonesian long pepper

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Line a spring-form tin with greased baking paper
  3. Break the cauliflower into florets and boil for five minutes, drain
  4. Fry the onion and peppers gently for a couple of minutes, then add the garlic and cumin. Continue to cook until the onion is transparent.
  5. Sift the flour into the beaten eggs, add the cheese and grind over some pepper
  6. Stir in the parsley, cauliflower, onion and peppers
  7. Pour into your prepared spring-form tin
  8. Bake 40 minutes then
  9. Take the cake out of the oven and leave it to cool a little, then take off the cake tin and the baking paper

 

cauliflower cake recipe
The cake goes well with ham

 

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Posts

Cauliflower cheese: its history and how to make the best

“But for me the real fascination is with the Cauliflower Cheese itself. Some kind of gratin with cheese and cauliflower? A head of cauliflower…
Read More

Fabulous Flourless Cauliflower Cheese

I find flour-based sauces can be a bit, well….floury….stodgy, and mainly for that reason I seek out alternatives. See, for example, Ferragosto Lasagne Without…
Read More

Fried courgettes with herbed ricotta and toasted walnuts

Here is a quick recipe for a hearty Mediterranean lunch using courgettes – the toasted walnuts and the walnut oil lift it well out of…
Read More

Sign up to our Saucy Newsletter

subscribe today for monthly highlights of foodie events, new restaurant at home menus, recipe ideas and our latest blog posts