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#1 of 4 Old 07-19-2002, 10:27 AM - Thread Starter
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My dd will be a year old tomorrow!!!

I am going to bake her cake in the morning. Just wondered if any of you had a good recipe that goes a little lighter on the sugar (or uses maple syrup or some other sugar substitute) and whole wheat pastry flour.

No chocolate, please.

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#2 of 4 Old 07-19-2002, 07:20 PM
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Someone just posted a delicious recipe on my site that may be just the thing for you.

Here's the link:
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One trick to use for healthier cake, which works on one year olds up to about maybe three and on older children on everyday occassions, is just to half or 2/3 the amount of sugar called for in the recipe. The other trick is to make a standard quick bread and use a light confectionary sugar glaze (if you tolerate food coloring, which is, granted, a chemical cocktail, a little of this can make a light drizzle of icing seem more exciting). Happy Labor/Birth Day!
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Guess it's too late but I came across this recipe while doing online search of oat milk recipes..... got to convert the measurements though....

No sugar but nice 'n' sweet Fruit & Nut Cake

100g soft margarine
200g wholemeal flour
2 heaped tsp baking powder
2 tsp mixed spice
150g mixed dried fruit
25g glace cherries
150-200ml soya milk
50g roughly chopped walnuts
Mix all the ingredients together well with a wooden spoon to make a soft dropping consistency. No need to beat the mixture. Place in a greased tin. Smooth over the top.

Cook in a preheated oven for approx 35-45 mins at 180-200g C.
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