Savory Broccoli Cake

Broccoli might not be everyone's favourite veggie but here is an easy way you can add them to your diet. 
This recipe was passed on by a friend of mine and I must admit that it is truely yummy and super quick! Took me less than 1 hour from start to finish (as in baked!)
So here is what you will need:
250 gr self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
8-10 small broccoli florets or about half a large head
1 small spring onion
4 eggs
75 ml olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated cheese such as Gruyere
Before you start the preparation, pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.

Place the flour, baking powder, spring onion and the raw broccoli florets in the blender and whizz for about 30 seconds until the broccoli is chopped into small pieces.

Now, measure the oil and crack the 4 eggs into the same container.
Add the liquid to the flour and whizz again.
Finally season with salt, pepper or some herbs such as thyme.

The mixture should resemble that of a stodgy cake mixture and should not be as flowing as cake batter would usually be. 
Place the batter into your prepared cake tin or loaf tin.
I used a 1.5L loaf tin.

Sprinkle the top with some grated Gruyere and bake for about 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

.....and there you have it!

You might also want to add about 100g of lardon or bacon bits to the mixture before baking.
If you do this, then I suggest you stir them in by hand as the blender would chop them too finely.



  1. Hi, I have a friend in Belgium who is interested in bread baking. Can you plz tell us where to find good instant dry yeast for this purpose? Or which brand should she select? Can she order it online to receive it at home? Thanks in advance :)

    1. Hi, dried yeast can be found in most supermarkets. Try Colruyt, Delhaize or Carrefour. They will have it in the baking section next to their flour.


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