Eli’s birthday cake
He is my nurser!!! He is prefers to nurse and rarely eats food. He eats maybe only 15-25% food daily. Must be because we are eating so healthy and I have a great supply this time around!!!
Since he is still at the beginning of forming his taste for food, I did not want to bombard him with super sugary cake, where all he wants and craves is sweet BUT who turns one and doesn’t get a cake??? I am not mean! :)
I combined and changed a few recipes to make this delicious GRAIN-FREE sweetened with Honey cake! I might add that he loved it but his was without the Enjoy Life Mini Chips.
For the cake:
1/2 cup plus 2 tsp coconut flour, sifted
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
5 whole eggs (2 of them separated)
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice
Directions for the cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
For the cake:
Sift dry ingredients together and set aside.
Separate 2 of the eggs, setting the whites aside.
Using a mixer or hand whisk, combine the 3 remaining eggs, the two egg yolks, coconut oil, honey, vanilla and lemon juice until they are really well combined.
On low-speed, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Continue to mix till the batter is smooth and has no lumps.
In a small bowl beat the egg whites till thick soft peaks form. Fold into the batter.
Since it was for a baby first birthday, I used my large cupcake pan. Grease pans and add batter evenly in all 6 tins.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 min. or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool for 5-10 minutes, then carefully remove from the pan. Cool completely. I cut the muffins in half and added a layer of frosting mixed with a good quality jam.
For the frosting:
1 cup softened coconut butter (Artisana)
1 cup cold pressed palm shortening (Spectrum)
3-4 TBSP honey
1-2 tsp vanilla extract
The Frosting Directions:
For the inside filling I just mixed some raspberry jam with some of the frosting. Maybe 2 TBSP or so or good quality Raspberry Jam!
Top cakes (cupcakes) with remaining icing and add a few Enjoy Life Mini Chips, if you desire!