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!cake_mix

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!

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Author: cbeckley

I am a web/graphic/logo designer who develops websites in XHTML/CSS, knows SEO and dables in CAD & 3D Modeling. Since moving to Portland, my family and I have become more aware of the junk put into our bodies. Now we are striving to eat more organic, natural products without so many additives, preservatives and junk. We’re not perfect and we’re not snobs. We will sometimes eat bad food that we know has junk in it, but we are striving to better ourselves a little at a time. This blog is going to be about the different ways we eat and live healthier and some of the interesting facts that we find out about foods and junk around us.

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