I haven’t posted any recipes here using an air-fryer, but it is the most commonly used thing in my kitchen. I just love its versatility. Usually, I make savoury dishes such as baked vegetables, meat etc using little/no fat. They turn out crispy frim the outside and soft from the inside. So, I decided to try something sweet as well.
Maybe I have said it before, but I will say it once again- my two favourite sweet desserts are Tiramisu and Carrot Cake. And since there are at least 3 carrot cake recipes in the blog, I decided to try making tiramisu cake this time.
Macronutrients & Micronutrients
This cake is really light and it can be divided in 4 (to have as a snack), but it can also be divided in 2 (depending on your personal needs).
In each portion (if you have 4), there are approximately 150kcal, 13g carbs, 4g fat and 12g protein, which makes this cake pretty balanced nutrition-wise.
But what is a balanced diet?
Many healthcare practitioners talk a lot about following a balanced diet. This means choosing a wide range of foods from different food groups- vegetables, fruits, protein (meat, fish, eggs, beans, soy), dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt), carbs (starchy foods like rice, pasta, potatoes, bread), fats (oily fish, olive oil, avocado, nuts and seeds); and avoiding sugary drinks and foods, foods high in trans fats like processed meats, chips, pastries and pies.
Having a healthy relationship with food is also vital in our life. It would be good to have a nutritionally-rich and balanced diet, but this also means that sometimes- if you want a donut- you can have a donut!
Everything in moderation.
However, here are the benefits of a balanced diet?
- It provides a full range of vitamins, minerals and trace elements that help with strengthening the immune system and therefore, it MAY prevent certain diseases.
- It helps with weight maintenance (if there is no medical reason leading to weight fluctuations).
- It can improve one’s mental health by providing certain nutrients proven to lead to a good mental health state.
- It is vital for one’s growth, especially in children and adolescents. When one’s body grows, it needs more micro- and macronutrients to let the body flourish.
Enough blabbing.. my point is: Eat those foods that make your body and your mind glow.
Here is the recipe for this tiramisu cake that I truly enjoyed (And I wasn’t the only one that enjoyed it as you can see on the photo below):
For the base:
- 115g egg whites
- 30g spelt flour
- 10g xylitol
- Baking powder
- 1 tsp nescafe
- FlavDrops (if you want it sweeter)
For the Cream:
- 50g Ricotta Cheese
- 200g Lightest Cream Cheese
- 1 shot espresso
- 10ml Rum
- FlavDrops (of choice)
Syrup for the base:
- Milk (of choice)
- Sweetener (of choice)
- Beat the egg whites to reach a “snowy” consistence.
- In a separate bowl, combine the spelt flour, xylitol, nescafe, baking powder and flavdrops.
- Then slowly start adding the egg whites and carefully mix (Don’t overmix because the fluffiness will disappear).
- Grease a suitable cake for (with a movable base) and pour the mixture in.
- Put it in your air-fryer and set it on 160C for 20-30 minutes. Check in between.
- While you are waiting for the base, make your cream by blending all ingredients.
- When the bases is ready, get it out of the air-fryer and let it cool (approximately 30-40 min)
- Cut the base into two thinner bases and pour the syrup on top of them to make them moist. Put as much as they take. This will make your cake moist and really delicious. Otherwise, it will stay dry and chewy.
- When you are ready, start building your cake- base –> cream –> base –> cream.
- Sprinkle some cocoa on top and voila! (I also added some cinnamon, but that’s because I’m an addict)