Sunday, February 20, 2011

Birthday Cake!

Amy said I needed a cake and I think she suggested coconut flour, although I don't remember who's idea that was. At any rate, I did an internet search for coconut flour cake. The first one that came up was from The Nourished Kitchen which is a site I've been to before. There's good information about real food on this site.

The original recipe for the Coconut Cake may be found here. For my cake we made changes (of course) like not using frosting and substituting chocolate extract for the coconut flavor and orange flavor. We also cut the recipe in half to just one 8 inch layer instead of two. Amy did all the work of making it after I made those changes.

Here's our recipe:

Coconut Flour Cake
6 eggs
1 c. coconut milk
1/3 c. honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp chocolate extract
1 c. coconut flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt

1. Beat eggs, coconut milk, honey & flavorings until smooth.
2. Add remaining ingredients, beat until smooth.
3. Grease 8 inch round cake pan. (We used our stoneware pan.)
4. Pour batter into pan.
5. Bake and 350 degrees about 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
6. Cool completely.

There are ingredients in the cake I shouldn't have, like coconut milk and honey, but I ate it anyway and tolerated it pretty well. I limited myself to a smallish piece each day until it was gone. As for the rest of the family liking it, Amy had only one bite and refused any more. DH said it resembled souffle, sort of. My brother-in-law, who had a piece the second day, said it was different. I, on the other hand, enjoyed every bite. I guess that's what happens when one doesn't eat sweet things at all for over four years.

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If you want to think I'm 462 years old, that's fine, but Amy decided there needed to be candles and this is what she came up with. I wonder how many mathematical possibilities there are in those numbers. If you want to guess at my age it wouldn't be too hard to figure out. :)

5 comments:

Polly Owens said...

So, why can't you have coconut milk? The cake looks good. I have a frosting recipe that uses maple syrup instead of sugar. I haven't tried it yet. You can't do that either, right?

momawake said...

Last fall I had trouble with the dizziness esp. after more carbs than normal. One thing I had was butternut squash soup with coconut milk in it. However, just now looking at the can, a serving of coconut milk has 5 g of carbs which is actually less than the flour which has 6 g. So maybe I could have some. My ears just don't do very well with too many carbs. :( But I keep trying.

Mom said...

It looks good.

Amy said...

Better?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50712155@N07/5471691543/

momawake said...

Amy, you are too funny!