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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Breakfast fun with Yude Tama egg molds

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The next time you make hard-boiled eggs for your kids (or yourself), try these darling Yude Tama  egg molds.

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If you’re not able to find them in a local Japanese specialty store, you can order them from Kyoto-based Bento & Co, who happily ship anywhere in the world. (More about their fantastic online store here).

The molds come in two different packages: one that contains a fish and car, and the other that includes a bear and rabbit face.

As for making the eggs themselves, the process couldn’t be simpler. So simple that your little one can help you turn the eggs into their cute, whimsical creations.

Preparation:

1) Boil your egg as you normally like them.
As a tip, counter to what is a popular practice, avoid putting salt in the water. The salt can result in a rubbery texture. I like mine medium-boiled, so I normally place my eggs in cold water where the water just covers the eggs (about an inch of water above the eggs) and bring the water to a boil. I turn down the heat to low to keep the simmer, cover the pot, and let the eggs sit for 4 minutes.

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2) Once your hard-boiled eggs are ready, put them into cold water. Let them sit for a couple minutes or so to cool enough to hold and ready your molds!IMG_7732

3) Gently peel your eggs and place them into your mold.

4) Close the mold and place the eggs back into the cold water. Let them sit for about five minutes.

5) When you open the molds, they’ll be staring back up at you as the bunny, bear, fish, or car from the mold you used.

These molds offer a great little touch of playfulness to start your day.