Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Healthy First Birthday Cake



 Can't believe Jedi is already one now!  He is a blast with cruising around, clapping, and giving kisses.  I made him a cake that wasn't going to give me a heart attack seeing him eat it.  It's super easy and completely healthy, so good for him he got to eat cake all week.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup organic no sugar applesauce
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 cups oat flour (I just took the Trader Joe's gluten free oat and put them in the vitamix (with the dry blades) and made my own flour) 
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


How To:

  • Coat two 9'' pans with coconut oil or butter then sprinkle with oat flour 
  • In a medium bowl mash bananas with a fork 
  • Stir in applesauce & vanilla with the bananas
  • In a large bowl mix = oat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg 
  • Add the banana mixture to the oat flour mixture & mix
  • Pour batter into both pans and back at 400 degrees for 20 min
  • Cool the cake then cut into whatever shape you want (we used a cup and just cut out small circles and stacked them up) 


the sugar free dairy free frosting recipe was a nightmare and ended up throwing away my first batch that turned out brown and tasted bad :( Oh well.  I then resorted to a much easier one I just made up.

not sure the amounts since I just threw it together.

Frosting

  • Large scoop of Greek Yogurt
  • Some cream cheese (needed to add to give it some more firmness to stick and stay) 
  • squirt of agave
  • dash of vanilla 
Mix with mixer and frost away.  




 Daniel, Jedi, & Me 
  he liked it :) 
Me & Jedi 
Jedi loves his Aunt Jamie 

5 comments:

  1. Hi!
    I have just made this as a trial run for my daughter's first birthday cake! Its a fab recipe so thanks so much, I stumbled across it whilst looking for healthy dairy free cake recipes. It tasted amazing but I found that it was still very gooey (even after a much longer cooking time but my pan was bigger), so I wondered whether it was supposed to be like this or whether I perhaps should have added more oat flour or cooked for longer?
    Many thanks!
    Claire, Cambridge, England

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  2. the frosting is not dairy free at all

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  4. how can I get the cream cheese to not be chunky? I used a hand mixer and it just let little chunkes of cream cheese all throughout instead of incorporating it? I also added pear and mango puree instead of agave for flavor.

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    1. Let your cream cheese set out and become room temperature. For frosting or cheesecake, put the cream cheese in a food processor and mix it up that way. A secret I learned while working in bakeries.

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