I'll be honest: this cake was born of a need to clean out shelf space, and I think many of you will relate! It seemed like both the perfect way to use up the little bits left over at the bottom of our cereal boxes, and to experiment with new ways in which to use a single product. I try to stock my kitchen or refrigerator with ingredients I can use across dishes, meals and snacks, and after a couple of trials, I think this very much fits the bill.
I've used two of our cereal mixes here - Mighty Oats and Happy Millet - one as the topping, and one in the cake. You can buy them here on the website, or simply use what you have on hand! Since both cereals are gluten-free, I decided to stick with the theme and use nachni flour instead of all-purpose. Keep scrolling for the recipe!
Upside-Down Honeyed Oats Cake:
- 95 g Gouri's Mighty Oats cereal mix
- 50 g Gouri's Happy Millet cereal mix, finely ground
- 25 g nachni/ragi flour
- 56 g nut butter* (almond or peanut both work well here)
- 50 g honey
- 2 eggs
- 62 g butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
- Honey, to drizzle
- Lightly roast the Mighty Oats cereal, finely ground Happy Millet and the nachni flour at 150°C for about 5 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease an 8" pan - don't be stingy or your cake won't turn out!
- In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and add in vanilla.
- Mix in the melted butter, nut butter and honey.
- Gradually fold in the nachni flour as well as the baking powder and soda, making sure everything is incorporated.
- Stir in the coconut oil a tablespoon at a time, using just as much as you need.
- Drizzle the base of your greased pan with a little more honey, then sprinkle the Mighty Oats cereal mix over it so it forms an even layer.
- Pour in the batter over the cereal mix and pop it into the oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let it cool about 5 minutes, then turn out into a serving plate or cake stand. Eat plain, or with softly whipped cream, or ice cream - just eat!
*nut butters are super simple to make - just add roughly chopped nuts of your choice to a blender, and keep whizzing until they reach a smooth consistency. It may take a little time, so give your blender a break if you feel it heating up too much!