Natural Birthday Cake
Our daughter Maya’s 3rd birthday is tomorrow and we wanted to experiment with a gluten free, dairy free, soy free cake (so Kathy could have some). Sounds like it was going to be kind of awful, but it turned out great! We bought a dutch chocolate cake mix by a brand called “The Cravings Place” (The Cravings Place Cake Mix) and a confetti frosting mix by “Pamela’s Products” (Pamela’s Frosting Mix) at our New Seasons Market.
After mixing the cake batter and tasting it, I was skeptical how it was going turn out. I figured if you didn’t want to lick the mixer, it probably isn’t going to be very good. But I was wrong. The cake turned out so moist and delicious!
The frosting called for butter, so we substituted the dairy free and soy free margarine made by “Earth Balance.” It was quite delicious as well.
Once I put the two together, it turned out to be quite a good cake. It’s nice to know that our 3 year old is going to get a cake that she will love and we know it’s got all natural, healthier ingredients. Obviously, it’s not optimal to feed children so much sugar, but it is her birthday! We will let her bounce off the walls for a while!