Saturday, February 20, 2010
Birthday cake-no dairy, no sugar, low gluten recipe
I liked it. My kids liked it. My husband didn't like it. I guess you can't win them all but if you need to cut out dairy because of allergies, cashew cream is a great option and if you don't want to use sugar, applesauce cakes are always a good option.
1 quart of unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup agave nectar (don't need if you use sweetened applesauce)**can use honey or organic sugar.
1/2 c oil (I used coconut oil)
t tsp vanilla
mix together well
Add 2 cups spelt flour (or whole wheat, can use oat flour for 1/2)
1 T baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
Put in pans and bake at 350 for about 20 min (depending on pan size)
Cashew Nut cream
soak 1 cup of cashew pieces for a couple hours in enough water to cover the nuts
blend in blender
add 1 T of agave (I added too much and it wasn't as good)
add 1/2 tsp vanilla (if desired, I like it better without)
Cut up strawberries.
Voila!!! My baby's birthday cake.