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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Birthday cake-no dairy, no sugar, low gluten recipe

My daughter ,Tallyoop turned 3. I experimented with some recipes for her cake.  She really wanted something with  strawberries.  So I made an applesauce cake, cut up strawberries and drizzled with cashew nut cream. 
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.

Applesauce Cake

1 quart of unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup agave nectar (don't need if you use sweetened applesauce)**can use honey or organic sugar.
3 eggs
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

Mix together

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.

1 comment:

  1. The cake is so pretty and looks pretty tasty. Wish I could of been there!