'healthy' first birthday cake ideas? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 10-31-2002, 04:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
crimsonbadger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Arlington, MA
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Our healthy, mostly-breastfed son is approaching his first birthday. I'm looking for cake ideas that are LOW in sugar (or have no sugar at all) so I can bake him a cake I'll feel good about watching him enjoy!
We aren't vegans, but we have an 'organic' kitchen and have been keeping him away from dairy products and eggs (to avoid allergies) -- although I guess the time is coming where that won't be necessary anymore.
crimsonbadger is offline  
#2 of 7 Old 10-31-2002, 05:07 PM
 
mindyfalcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had the same problem for my dd's 1st and found this recipe online

http://www.skyisland.com/OnlineResou...arrotcake.html

I DID make a few revisions though. I didn't use the honey, but used the sugar instead. I substituted with part organic cane sugar, and part fructose. I'm sure I may very well get flamed on this board for giving my dd sugar at all, but it was her 1st b-day!!! I also used water instead of oj, though I can't remember why. And I left out the nuts completely. I also used just the yolks and tossed out the whites of the 3 eggs.

It's wheat-free, soy-free, dairy-free, but NOT sugar-free. It's the best I found though. Comes out very rich and everyone came back for seconds.

If you want something else, just plug allergy-free, or wheat-free, or sugar-free cake into your browser and you will be shocked at the options out there.

Enjoy that wonderful day!
Mindy
mindyfalcon is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 10-31-2002, 05:33 PM
 
carminex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Bergan County, NJ
Posts: 392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We had a bananna cake. I did a search online and found some sugarless versions but ended up doing one w/ a little sugar. It turned out that DD wasn't too interested in it anyway! Try a search and I will see if I can find the recipe again.
carminex is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 10-31-2002, 06:01 PM
 
hahamommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Exactly where I need to be
Posts: 1,151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would recommend a carrot cake. I also agree ~ don't worry yourself over this first cake, DD poked hers with a finger and walked away, no idea what it was and absolutely *no* interest in eating it :LOL

~diana google me: hahamommy. Unschooling Supermama to Hayden :Super Cool Girlfriend to Scotty . Former wife to Mitch & former mama to Hannahbear
hahamommy is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 11-01-2002, 11:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
crimsonbadger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Arlington, MA
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for your replies. I'm not TOO worried about a little sugar, mostly because I don't think that eating it ONCE will do any irreprable damage, but I'd like to avoid getting in the habit of sweetening things.

I've heard (from colleagues at work) stories of one-year-old's gleefully shoving fistfuls of cake into their mouths, grinning with delight as they encounter that first sugar rush. I'd like to retain the sensuality of the experience, without the possible addiction -- but I love the idea of DS sticking his whole messy little hand into a gooey mess of a cake! So thanks also for the warning that I may be expecting too much in that regard.
crimsonbadger is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 11-04-2002, 01:56 AM
 
mindyfalcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have to agree that your ds probably won't even touch the cake. As far as the possible sugar addiction, I think it would take a lot more than a few bites of cake.

My dd barely even played with her piece, much less ate it. She was much more interested in the Rice Cream I served with it. In case you haven't tried it, it's a dairy free ice cream made from rice milk that is delicious. Not much sugar either.

Take Care!
Mindy
mindyfalcon is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 11-11-2002, 12:21 AM
 
3newviews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: michigan
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey, if you're still loking for cake recipes I just posted one for a delicious oatmeal cake that is wheat, dairy & refined sugar free. Check it out, it's a reply to a more recent post.
3newviews is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off