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This quick-to-make cake combines the goodness of oats and cornmeal with plump apricots, brown sugar and the alluring sharpness of ground ginger. There's no butter here: the shortening is mild-flavoured, heart-protective olive oil.
You can buy oat flour in health-food stores, some supermarkets and over the Internet from companies that specialise in baking ingredients. However, it's simple to make oat flour at home: buy any type of rolled oats and process in a food processor to the texture of wholemeal flour.
Dried apricots are rich in betacarotene, an anti-oxidant found in orange-coloured foods that helps fight the build-up of arterial plaque.