Thursday, September 24, 2009

First Birthday Cake

I wanted Evelyn to have her very own little cake to smash and devour for her 1st birthday, but since we keep processed sugars away from her I had to get a little creative. Her cake was actually a soaked flour banana bread (why we use soaked flour) and frosted with frosting sweetened with honey.

Here's my "cake" recipe

1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of raw honey
3 large bananas
2 eggs
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
yogurt or kefir

Wet the flour with just enough yogurt or kefir to make it form a large ball. It should not be soupy. Leave in a warm place overnight or up to 24 hours.

Combine all ingredients. Pour into pans so that there is not more than 1-2 inches of batter in each. Bake at 350 until done. The outside will look done before the inside is. That is ok! Just leave them in there until the centers are cooked. It takes much longer to bake soaked grains. A loaf of bread can take an hour and a half.

Frosting

3 egg whites
2/3 cup of honey (I used a scant two-thirds a cup)
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Put the unbeaten egg whites, honey, and salt into the top of a double boiler over hot water. Beat with an electric beater on medium to high speed, while you bring the water to a boil. Continue to beat for 7 minutes, or until the mixture forms soft mounds. Remove from the heat, add the vanilla slowly and continue beating until frosting is stiff enough to hold it’s shape.

Yield: 3 cups

Do I need to be as obsessive as I am about her not eating sugar...maybe not. But I choose to be, and when there are such delicious and healthy alternatives, why not? Besides, she doesn't know the difference and loved her banana cake!

1 comment:

  1. Yum your cake sounds superb :)

    Peace and love,
    Kelly
    themysticalkingdom.blogspot.com

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