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Old 01-16-2007, 08:50 AM   #11
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Re: First Birthday Cake recipes

Sorry About the very slow response but here's the recipe for the Ultra Orange Cake. You can decrease the sugar and still have a great tasting cake (I think we did 1 or 2 tablespoons less than the 1 cup it calls for)

Preheat oven to 350
Whisk together
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Add and stir together until smooth
1 cup orange juice
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 tablespoon white or cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Scrape batter into pan and spread enely. Bake until toothpick comes out clean about 30-35 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and then move to a rack.

That's it and it's super yummy. We made a chocloate frosting with cocoa and soymilk because I love orange and chocolate together but you could do just about anything with it.

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Old 01-16-2007, 10:27 AM   #12
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Re: First Birthday Cake recipes

I can't find the recipe right now but I've made a cake that has baby food - applesauce and carrot in it. It's a teddy bear picnic cupcake recipe from Taste of Home if you care to search for it.
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Re: First Birthday Cake recipes

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I can't find the recipe right now but I've made a cake that has baby food - applesauce and carrot in it. It's a teddy bear picnic cupcake recipe from Taste of Home if you care to search for it.

It is also called ABC cake, but of course I don't have the recipe either... it has been posted on Babycenter Feb 06 babies recently...
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:26 PM   #14
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Everything sounds yummy. I don't know which one to choose. I guess I have to experiment with them all and see which one to use. Thanks again you guys.
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Re: First Birthday Cake recipes

This might help you too

http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/tipFirstBDay.htm
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Re: First Birthday Cake recipes

Low-Sugar is always a tricky one, I do know that you can use unsweetened applesauce in the place of oil, this will help to reduce the fat. Unfortunately there are no really great sugar alternatives (that aren't harmful to the system). I will say be careful with honey, some 1 year olds can still sometimes have a problem digesting it. Hope he has a great party and enjoys his Birthday cake!
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Re: First Birthday Cake recipes

This is what I make for all my kids b-days. I have been vegan for ten years so it is sugar and dairy free. It's great for shaped cakes, here is a link to some photos of a few of the cakes I made. It is sooo yummy and I'm asked for the recipe many time at every party.

http://www.maryscary.com/finchfamily/mary/cakes.html

Carob Birthday Cake
2 cups soymilk
2 cups pure maple syrup (or sweetener of your choice)
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoons vinegar
4 cups flour
1 1/2 cup carob powder
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
Blend first seven ingredients in blender. In large bowl stir together last four ingredients. Add wet to dry and mix well. Pour in greased pans and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and frost with icing. This will make two 9-inch pans or a 9x12, with some left over for a few cupcakes to freeze for later.

Carob Icing
1 1/2 cup raw cashews
1 pack of silken tofu
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons almond extract
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
3/4 cup carob chips
Blend cashews, milk, vanilla, and almond extract in blender until smooth. Add maple syrup and brown rice syrup. If too thick add some soymilk. When blended well pour in small pot. Add carob chips and stir over low heat until melted. Chill overnight.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 cup maple sugar
2 tablespoons vegan butter
1/2 cup rice cream cheese
1 tablespoon vanilla
Beat butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Blend in sugar. Let sit overnight and blend again before use.
Ice Cream

Ice cream is my personal favorite treat. All of these recipes I make in an Ice Cream Freezer. If you don't have one, I have included a very simple recipe that can be made in your blender.

Vanilla Ice Cream
2 cups soymilk
1 cup pure maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pack silken tofu
Blend all in blender and freeze in Ice Cream Maker.

If you want, you can add some carob powder, a cup of carob chips, nuts, fruit, or anything that sounds good.

Using the same recipe, you can prepare:

COFFEE ICE CREAM
By diluting two teaspoons of instant coffee in the milk.

CARAMEL ICE CREAM
Add one to two spoonfuls of brown rice syrup (it has a taste similar to caramel) in the milk. And one teaspoon of caramel extract.

MINT ICE CREAM
By leaving out the vanilla and adding a teaspoon of mint extract and several drops of green food color to the milk

CHESTNUT ICE CREAM
By adding seven tablespoons of chestnut cream to the mixture. For special occasions, you can add pieces of glazed chestnut.

BANANA ICE CREAM
Add three ripe bananas to the mixture.

MANGO ICE CREAM
By adding 5 oz of mango pulp to the mixture.

COCONUT ICE CREAM
By adding 1 cup grated unsweetened coconut to milk. The coconut can be left in the milk or can be filtered by a sieve after standing for several hours, depending on personal preference. If necessary, add a little more soy milk (about 2 or 3 oz) to reach a certain thickness for ice cream mixture. For a richer flavor use coconut milk instead of soymilk.

PUMPKIN PIE ICE CREAM
Add 1 can pumpkin and spices; cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, allspice

Easy Strawberry Blender Ice Cream
1 bag of unsweetened frozen strawberries
1 pack of silken tofu
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup pure maple syrup (adjust to taste)
Blend tofu, vanilla and sweetener until smooth. Blend in strawberries a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.
Punch
For a great punch I usually pour two or three different kinds of juices together with some seltzer water. Frozen fruit makes attractive ice cubes.

All Fruit Juice Punch
1 can frozen white grape peach juice
1 can frozen white grape raspberry juice
1 can frozen orange juice
1 lb frozen strawberries
3 bottles carbonated water
Make juices (1 bottle of water for each juice) and stir together. I pour this in a gallon jug and place in the freezer for a few hours so it will be slushy. Pour in a punch bowl and top with strawberries.

Enjoy!
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