Thursday, November 28, 2013

Carrot Apple Cake Made extra special with Pompeian Grape Oil!

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Last month I shared a great desert recipe with you Chocolate Applesauce Muffins, made with Pompeian Olive Oil, and today I want to introduce you to their new product, Grapeseed Oil!

Never heard of Grapeseed Oil?

It's a more recent invention, so that may be why! As you would guess, grapeseed oil is oil made from the seeds of grapes, which are pretty much left overs from wine making! Grape seeds however don’t contain very much oil, individually, so getting the all of the possible oil from them pretty high-tech machinery! Hence, it's a newer process!  AND grapeseed oil has some great health benefits, like:
  • Grapeseed oil contains almost twice as much Vitamin E, and antioxidants, as olive oil.
  • Grapeseed oil has 0 trans fats! 
  • Grapeseed oil has the highest concentration of omega-6 polyunsaturated fat of any oil
  • Grapeseed oil has NO cholesterol and very little saturated fat!

Pompeian imports 100% of its Grapeseed Oil from France, and it gas a very light flavor, helping to preserve the flavor of food you are making! AND it’s perfect for stir frying, deep frying, sautéing and baking, due to it's HIGH smoke point!.

oil smoke point chart

AND the new Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray bottle has 3 ways to use it! The new finger press trigger can produce a tradition spray, a drip and a atream! So no matter what your needs, it can take care of it! 
And the bottle has NBO CFCs or propellants- it is strictly all-natural grapeseed oil! Check out the video below:


We decided with the holiday season upon, to take what we had in the pantry and make an impromptu cake, because as you know during the holidays, the need for a cake quickly is a frequent occurrence!
Carrot Apple Cake ingredients:

1 Carrot Cake mix
1 apple
1 cup pecans in shell
1 pack of flaxseed mix
olive oil
3 eggs
water
grapeseed oil spray

The flaxseed pack also has pumpkin seeds and goji berries. What that means is we're making a super HEALTHY cake! LOL, ok, so sorta healthy....

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First we pulled some of the pecans that Miss Grace collected at school (not pictured above), and we'd frozen. I relieved quite a few holidays while helping her crack shells and pull out the nuts, using nut crackers that have been in our family for 4 generations! I have quite a few memories of sitting with my grandmother and cracking chestnuts (her fav), walnuts and pecans!

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Then we used the Pompeian grapeseed oil spray to coat our fluted cake pan!

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Then we let Miss Grace chop the apple with HER chopping knife, and then chop the pecans, using ye old nut grinder! Miss Grace is getting to be quite the sous chef! And then she started mixing everything together! I used 2/3 olive oil and 1/3 Pompeian grapeseed oil spray, using the drip of the spray bottle. The Pompeian grapeseed oil has a slight nutty flavor, so I knew it would taste great in the cake!

And off it went to the oven!

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A simple buttercream glaze and lots and lots of Thanksgiving sprinkles and we have a lovely looking cake, that would be suitable to take to ANY holiday event, and made from items in your pantry!

Look at the yummy moistness!

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Trust me- the flavor is BEYOND spice or regular apple cake!

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1 comment:

  1. I use Pompeian oil, and love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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