Batter Cake with Bing Cherries from The Vitamix Cookbook

Once again, the chefs at Vitamix are showing us that you can do more with your Vitamix than just make juices and smoothies. Today we’re making the Batter Cake with Bing Cherries from The Vitamix Cookbook, on sale now. This cake, sweetened naturally, is delicious and moist, perfect for any occasion!

The Vitamix Cookbook by Jodi Berg is a gorgeous, fully-illustrated companion to a Vitamix to help you enjoy the benefits of a whole foods diet. It features more than 200 simple, scrumptious, easy-to-prepare recipes that use a blender—most taking less than thirty minutes. Purchase your copy today from your favorite retailer. Also, check out a video about the book here.

Batter Cake with Bing Cherries

9780062407207_4Some days—well, maybe all days—we’d benefit from a slice of cake in the late afternoon. This delicious cake gets its sweetness from light agave nectar, dates, and sweet cherries. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

PREPARATION: 15 minutes PROCESSING: 15 seconds BAKE TIME: 35 minutes YIELD: 8 servings

1 tablespoon plain 0% Greek yogurt, stirred
1 cup (240 ml) low-fat (1%) milk
2 tablespoons (30 ml) agave nectar
2 tablespoons (20 g) chopped pitted dates
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 large egg whites
1 cup (120 g) whole wheat flour, preferably homemade (page 44)
1/³ teaspoon sea salt
2 cups (280 g) pitted sweet black cherries, fresh (halved and patted dry) or frozen (thawed and well drained)
Powdered sugar, for dusting

1. Preheat the oven to 425˚F (220˚C). Lightly grease a 9-inch (23-cm) round cake pan.
2. Place the yogurt, milk, agave, dates, vanilla, whole eggs, and egg whites into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and slowly increase the speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 15 seconds, or until well blended.
3. Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture until smooth. (The batter will be thin.)
4. Pour the batter into the cake pan, then distribute the cherries evenly over the top. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 400˚F (200˚C). Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and a golden brown crust has formed on top.
5. Serve warm, dusted with powdered sugar.

AMOUNT PER SERVING: calories 140, total fat 2 g, saturated fat 0.5 g, cholesterol 50 mg, sodium 90 mg, total carbohydrate 25 g, dietary fiber 2 g, sugars 11 g, protein 6 g

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