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Old 12-10-2006, 12:49 AM   #6
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Re: What 'cake-like treat' for 1st b-day?

make your own organic carrot cake & frosting, thats what I did.

Just buy organic ingrediants:

Carrot Cake
4 or 5 med carrots
1 1/2 cups unbleached, enriched white flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey or 1 cup sugar (obviously for a 1 yr old go with sugar)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. peel & grate carrots to make 2 cups
2. sift together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda & salt
3. cream together oil & honey/sugar
4. blend in eggs & vanilla extract
5. blend in dry ingrediants, alternating with grated carrots
6. tansfer to square 9x9 baking dish
7 bake @ 375 F for 30-35 min
8. cool in pan 5-10 min, transfer to wire rack to finish cooling, then frost

Cream cheese frosting:
6 oz softened cream cheese (I used organic whipped)
2 tbsp honey or 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. use a blender, food processor or electric mixer to blend cream cheese, honey/sugar & vanilla extract until smooth
2. chill to make firm enough for frosting & decorating
3. frost & decorate

This is the receipe from the LLL first foods cookbook

ETA: My sis did the same cake for her dairy & soy sensitive DD and made a rice milk frosting that was actually pretty good.
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