Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Chocolate chips, orange and vanilla cakes with The Lake District Vanilla Quark (0% fat) - Recipe

In France, as kids come back from school, they often munch on a piece of brioche, some marbled cake or other pastries in a "ritual" called "Le Goûter".
These little marvels are a typical example of what would be eaten at "goûter" with a glass of squash.

Slightly lighter than most French version (often made with yoghurt and oil), Quark will give you a good base with 0% fat. The only oil you will need is to grease the molds.

I found the texture was best the day after being made than on the day.

Preparation time : 15'
Baking time : 20 to 25'
Cost : Average

Ingredients for 12 cakes (in a regular muffin tins)

- 125g plain flour
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 small bag of chocolate chips (about 100g)
- 75g sugar
- Zest of 1 orange
- 3 eggs
- 1 pot of Lake District Company Vanilla Quark




What do I do ?



1. Preheat the oven to 190c
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour and baking powder, add the chocolate chips and mix



3. Add the sugar
4. Zest the orange ( I personally use a micro-plane as it makes the thinnest zests) and add the zests to the sugar. Mix well


5. In a separate bowl, crack the eggs and beat well with a whisk
6. Add the quark and stir with a wooden spoon until you get an homogenous mix
7. Stir the liquid mix into the flour mix



8. Grease some muffin tins with some oil. (I use a piece of kitchen paper to spread evenly and avoid excess oil)
9. Distribute the mix evenly into the molds


10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden

11. Leave to cool before unmoulding



30 comments:

  1. Wow that looks tasty

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  2. boy do they look tasty! might have a go at making these with my two boys :)

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  3. Ooooh looks yum! I love chocolate and orange together. Have never used Quark in cakes before - only in a cheesecake with was delicious and really low in calories (apart from the butter biscuit base!) xxx

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    1. ;-) Tinkertink. I sometimes avoid the melted butter in cheesecake. The fat binds the crumbs best but if your base is thin enough, the filling is often enough to bind the biscuits. xx

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    1. Thank you Omima, Stacey & Alison.
      xx

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  5. They look incredibly tasty and also quite moist! (I hate dry cake).

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    1. But this is why they are best eaten the next day.
      As they are low fat, they also are dryer. However, the next day, they must have soaked up some moisture from wherever and were much moister ;-)

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  6. Just finished eating a platter of these with the kids. Brilliant!

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  7. Glad you've enjoyed them and thank you for letting us know. xx

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  8. They look delicious, will have to try making these :)

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  9. Faye Huntington13 July 2013 at 23:42

    Hmmm these look really good! I would love to make these for my parents sometime :) With love, Faye xx

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  10. Sounds lovely, one of my friends loves baking, will have to send her the link for the recipe ;o) (My Rafflecopter competition entries are in my real name of Nikki Hayes)

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  11. Sounds yummy i think im going to try these with the kids when the school holidays start

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  12. Nikki & Victoria; let us know how it went.
    Victoria, the hardest will probably be to keep the kids off the cakes until the next day ;-)

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  13. These look so yummy, I think I'll have to try them out.

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  14. these look great, ive never heard of quark before

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  15. these look absolutely yummy .must make some this school holidays

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    1. Thank you Clair.
      Let us know how it went.
      xx

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  16. Great recipe! Part of my 'five a day' with the orange added lol! They will be lovely to eat in the garden with a lovely cup of tea!

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  17. have bookmarked, will give this a go - thanks

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    1. There is a recipe of blueberry muffins to die for coming soon ;-)
      xx

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  18. I'm always on the look out for low fat recipes. These are great, can't wait to give them a go.

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    1. Hope you enjoy them. Let us know how it went. xx

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