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Try this coffee cake recipe that uses whole wheat (we highly recommend Bob’s Red Mill brand). Plan ahead to make this in your solar cooker on the next sunny day.





1 cup brown sugar, packed

3 cups whole wheat flour

3 eggs

1 cup butter

2 tsp vanilla

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

1-1/2 cups buttermilk

1/3 cup wheat germ

For the filling:

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup chopped pecans


Putting it together:

Set your solar oven out to preheat to at least 170 degrees. Ready your cake pan (bundt or regular) with a coat of PAM or simply grease it.

Take a large bowl and beat together the eggs, vanilla, butter and sugar for a thorough blend. Then stir together the baking powder, baking soda, wheat germ and whole wheat flour. Go back and forth by adding the flour mixture, then buttermilk to the butter mixture. Mix it thoroughly. Next, spoon about 1/3 of the batter equally in the cake pan and sprinkle in the filling. Use the remaining batter to top it off.

On a nice sunny day, after placing the pan in the solar oven, it should take about 3 or 4 hours to cook through. Use the toothpick test on it. Once removed from the oven, let it cool for at least 15 minutes before dumping it onto a tray or plate for serving. It’s a great cake at room temperature, or reheat for a great coffee companion. This recipe makes about 20 servings and is a great way to show off the capabilities of a solar oven.

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December 30, 2011 4:32 am