Toddler coconut flour birthday cake with yoghurt frosting

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For our little guy’s second birthday, I wanted to make him another healthy birthday cake, but this time, since he was older, I could go with one that was a little sweeter than the nearly unsweetened version I had made last year by Betty at Oh Everything Handmade. (Great first birthday smash cake recipe, by the way. Highly recommend.)

In my quest for a new recipe, I stumbled across the fantastic Honey Oat Cake recipe by Amy at Yummy Toddler Food.

Sadly, I wasn’t able to find oat flour and also didn’t have time to grind some up in time for all the festivities, so I changed things up and used coconut flour with a bit of rice flour (to help stabilize the coconut flour) instead. Below is my modified recipe based on Amy’s original recipe. Note that the portions in my cake recipe are a bit more than in her recipe, as I needed to make a larger cake for daycare.

Ingredients (serves about 8-10 people): 

  • Cake:
    • 1-1/4 cup of coconut flour
    • 3/4 cup of rice flour
    • 1 tablespoons of coconut palm sugar
    • 1/3 teaspoon of salt
    • 1-1/3 teaspoon of baking soda
    • 6 eggs
    • 2 cups of milk
    • 1/2 cup melted butter, slightly cooled
    • 3/4 cup honey
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Frosting:
    • 1 500g tub of plain Liberté Greek Yoghurt
    • (Optional) 1 block of plain cream cheese
    • (Optional) Food colouring

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Mod: Vegan chocolate molten lava cakes + vegan chocolate frosting

lava cakesAs part of a vegan dinner we were hosting, I wanted to make a molten lava chocolate cake version of the vegan chocolate cake we’ve made before. I couldn’t find any vegan chocolate, so had to get creative and use a slightly modified vegan chocolate icing recipe I have. The result was great. The centre wasn’t quite as luscious as if I had used a dark chocolate, but still turned out well.

Ingredients: (makes 8 small ramekin servings)

Cake:

  • 1-1/2 cups flour (regular all-purpose flour is fine)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (or canola oil)
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup water

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V for Vegan chocolate cake

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better time for a delicious, yet simple, chocolate cake that anyone can enjoy? Apart from being incredibly simple to make, what’s best about this cake is that the ingredients are probably things you already have in your pantry.

  • 3 cups flour (regular all-purpose flour is fine)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil (or canola oil)
  • 2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 cup water

Optional

  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

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