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Happy Healthy Birthday Cake… Grain-Free!

Healthy Birthday Cake

 

I am definitely not  a cake decorator.  My icing is far from perfectly smooth.  What I care about most are the ingredients that are in my cake and, of course,  how good it tastes.  Cake doesn’t have to be unhealthy to taste good either!  It can be loaded with natural ingredients and full of nutrition and still taste amazing!  There is such a thing as healthy birthday cake… that your friends and family will love as much as you!

For my twins, Rocco and Maximus’s second birthday, I wanted to make something a little more fun and try something new.  This cake is sweetened with raw honey, which is full of enzymes, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and amino acids, it is colored with freeze dried fruit, grain-free, and made with love (isn’t that always the secret ingredient?).

Happy Healthy Birthday Cake

Ingredients (Organic if possible)

Banana Blueberry Filling

Ingredients (Organic)

  • 2 Banana’s
  • 2 Cups of blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbs Arrow Root Powder

Honey Sweetened Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients (Organic)

  • 2 8 oz blocks of full fat Cream Cheese (make sure it is all natural)
  • 2 Sticks of REAL Butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup of Raw Honey
  • 1 cup of Freeze-Dried Blueberries
    (or Strawberries for pink icing)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
In a large bowl, add the almond flour, arrowroot powder, coconut flour, and baking soda. Stir to combine.
In a large bowl, add the almond flour, arrowroot powder, coconut flour, and baking soda. Stir to combine.

 

Add the eggs, honey, coconut oil, apple sauce, vanilla and vinegar. Use a mixer to combine well.
Add the eggs, honey, coconut oil, apple sauce, vanilla and vinegar. Use a mixer to combine well.

 

Pour into two round cake pans greased with coconut oil.
Pour into two round cake pans greased with coconut oil and place into a preheated oven at 325 degrees.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a tooth pic comes out clean.

 

Mean while, add the cool water and arrow root powder to sauce pan and stir to combine.  Over medium heat, add blueberries and honey and cook for about 10 or so minutes stirring frequently until thick.  Remove from heat to cool.  You can also place in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
Mean while, add the cool water and arrow root powder to sauce pan and stir to combine. Over medium heat, add blueberries and honey and cook for about 10 or so minutes stirring frequently until thick.

 

Remove from heat to cool. You can also place in the refrigerator to speed up the process
Remove from heat to cool. You can also place in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

 

 

Take cake out the the oven to cool.  Once the bottom of the pans are completely cool to touch, you can flip over onto a platter.
Take cake out the the oven to cool. Once the bottom of the pans are completely cool to touch, you can flip over onto a platter.

 

 

Mash Banana with a fork.
Mash Banana with a fork.

 

Spread Banana onto first layer of cake.
Spread Banana onto first layer of cake.

 

Add blueberry sauce
Add blueberry sauce

 

Add the second cake layer.
Add the second cake layer.

 

In a blender or food processor, pulverize freeze dried blueberries.
In a blender or food processor, pulverize freeze dried blueberries.

 

Add softened cream cheese, butter, and honey, to a large bown and mix.  Slowly add blueberry powder to get the color you like.
Add softened cream cheese, butter, and honey, to a large bown and mix. Slowly add blueberry powder to get the color you like.

 

Let your kids lick the beaters... only if it is their birthday! ;-)
Let your kids lick the beaters… only if it is their birthday! 😉

 

Healthy birthday Cake
Ice and decorate using fresh fruit!

 

Healthy birthday Cake

 

Healthy birthday Cake

 

 

Healthy birthday Cake
Happy Birthday to my sweet boys Rocco and Maximus!!! We sing individually to each… Rocco, who was born first, then Maximus 🙂

 

Healthy Birthday Cake
Moist and delicious!

 

 

Healthy birthday Cake
Rocco enjoying his cake!

 

Healthy birthday Cake
Maximus, who wanted two helpings!

 

Healthy birthday Cake

 

Enjoy with your families and friends!  Feel good about what you serve!  Cheers!

 

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8 thoughts on “Happy Healthy Birthday Cake… Grain-Free!

  1. This looks fantastic!!! I don’t think I’ll have all the ingredients for the cake itself (arrowroot and coconut flour) ready for Ben and Mia’s birthday on Friday, but I am making them a cake and will definitely use a modified version of this and will for sure use the frosting and filling part of the recipe 🙂 I can’t believe our babies are two this week!!
    Funny story- Mia walked by and saw the pictures of your boys eating the cake and started yelling “Boys eating cake!!! Mia wants some!!” Then Ben walked by to look and I told them that it was Maximus and Rocco’s birthday, so they sang Happy Birthday to them :). I asked them if I should make them that cake for their birthday and Mia said “Yes! Mommy make purple cake right now!” 🙂

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    1. Oh my gosh Tanya that is adorable!!! They are so cute!! Happy birthday to Ben and Mia too! I cannot believe our twins are TWO!!! I bet they would love a playdate! 😉

      Let me know how the cake turns out! In replace of arrowroot, you can use cornstarch. The coconut flour gives it the fluffiness. Let me know how it turned out !!

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  2. Well, due to lack of time (these two have decided that they are too old for naps recently!!!!) and also lack of a few ingredients, I ended up modifying this quite a bit, but I did make your icing and of course that was their favorite part ;). I forgot to pick up the freeze dried fruit so I ended up making a blueberry and raspberry syrup from fresh fruit and using that for coloring 🙂 Oh, I also made your creamsicles and they are SO good!

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