We have a very important birthday coming up… number 3!
She wants cake and ice cream. But with our current diet, there is nothing that is good pre-made, that is also still healthy, ie, no sugars, xanthum gums, etc. We know, we’ve looked.
They all have something in them that is not good. Sugar. Xanthan gum. Corn derivatives. or they are just crumbly and dry.
So for the past two weeks I’ve been making different cake samples, and finally found one where Sweet Pea enthusiastically said, “I want this one for my birthday cake!!” (amidst a mouthful of cake).
The cake was so good Sweet Pea and I ate a large portion of it in less than 15 minutes, and by evening there was only a little piece left. I hope it will last through the night.
Since we make about 95% of our meals from scratch, I was quite shocked to see this note posted from a Mom whose kids are in a federal preschool.
http://www.momdot.com/a-doctors-note-for-gmos/ This mother has just been informed that she needs a doctor’s note if she is going to send her child to school with a homemade lunch. (here is another view on it: http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com/2013/10/feds-to-parents-kids-cant-bring-lunch.html.)
And people ask why I want to homeschool my child.
This is really insane. It really is. And it’s a huge issue highlighting profit versus health… greed versus loving… and our freedom to live a healthy, happy life.
So if you do receive one of these notes, FIGHT BACK. Demand your freedom. For the rest of us, we need to make this world a better place. Cook, eat, smile and be happy. Let’s really change this world into a happy one. And make yourself a cake. Try this one, there is no sugar and it’s still good. And yes, you do have time.
This is really a super easy, healthy birthday cake, or anytime cake, even if you make your own applesauce to go with it. And I HIGHLY recommend making your applesauce from scratch because not only will your cake be healthier, but it tastes worlds better than if you use the stuff from the jar. The result will make you smile.
I’ll add what we will use to top it, and what we are doing for ice cream, in a later post.
This cake takes all of 15 minutes to put together (not including making the applesauce) and it tastes WONDERFUL!
- 2 cups gluten-free flour
- 1 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon organic ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon organic ground cloves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup organic currants
- 1/2 cup melted organic coconut oil
- 2 cups organic applesauce (if using homemade applesauce, put the applesauce in a blender and blend until smooth before adding to the cake)
- 1 big squirt Sunectar (stevia from Sunrider) or you could use 1/4 cup organic maple syrup, or coconut nectar (which has a low glycemic index)
- Mixing bowl and spoon
- 8″x8″ glass baking dish
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. If you have the time to sift the flour first, great, but if not, it will still turn out great.
- Add currents and mix well.
- Add applesauce, Sunectar, and melted coconut oil and mix very well.
- Pour into a lightly oiled baking dish (I used a little coconut oil) and bake at 350F for 50 minutes.