Monday, March 12, 2012

Meatless Monday: Bell Pepper Cake

When I encountered this recipe in a Dutch magazine called Vegetarisch Fit, I knew I had to make this! I just loved the sound of it and I never made a hearty cake before unlike plenty of muffins ;) This recipe does take quite a while to make but it is mostly unattended. And it is just great in a bento too!

Bell Pepper Cake (makes 12 servings)
- 2-3 bell peppers (red, yellow and/or orange, green is not suitable)
- 200gr self rising flour
- a dash of sea salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp paprika powder or chili powder
- 5-6  tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 6 large organic eggs
- 4 tbsp olive oil (and some extra)
- 100gr old cheese, grated

First we are going to grill the bell peppers. For the people who have never done this (like me before making this recipe) here is how. Halve the bell peppers, remove the seeds and place them with the peel up. Sprinkle some olive oil on top and place them in the oven for about 60 minutes on 160 degrees in a grill-oven. At least those were the settings for my combination microwave oven. You have to grill them until the peel forms blisters, then they are done. The key is to do this slowly or else you might burn the bell peppers.Let the bell pepper cool down until you can handle them, and them remove the peel under cold water. Now cut the bell peppers into small cubes.

Sift the flour with the salt and baking powder in a bowl. Mix with paprika powder and parsley. In another bowl beat the eggs and mix in the oil. Then add to the flour mixture with the bell pepper and the grated cheese. Cover the cake tin with a sheet of baking paper and add the batter in the tin. Place in a pre heated oven on 200 degrees (180 microwave-oven) for 50 minutes.

This post is part of Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays.
MMMM is a weekly carnival dedicated to those interested in improving their personal health and the health of the planet by reducing meat consumption one day a week. Every Monday you have a chance to feature a link to something meatless. It doesn’t have to be a recipe {although that would be nice}, it can be a picture of a meatless meal you ate that week, an interesting article you read about meat consumption, a post on your blog about going meatless, perhaps a post on someone else’s blog you found helpful, anything Meatless Monday appropriate.


And also part of Meatless Monday on Vegetarische Blogs


  1. Ziet er heel lekker uit en voor kinderen die moeilijk eten misschien ook een goede oplossing op toch vitamines binnen te krijgen! Leuk recept!

  2. Een soort hartige taart? Lijkt mij heerlijk en veel makkelijker te maken! Dank je!

  3. Oeh ziet er goed uit! Ik ben dol op hartige taarten. Veel leuker dan gewoon aardappel met groente ;)