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#1 Old 06-14-2004, 11:51 AM
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Ok I have an 11 month old and he wont be a year for almost a month, but I need a birthday cake recipe that is Eggless Dairyless and Sugarless.



I bought some Applesauce and Flour, but what else do I need?



I dont care much about how it tastes or what it looks like because he will be the only one eating it and he doesnt really like to eat food anyway, so I figure he will only trash it.



Are there any recipes that will work?
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#2 Old 06-14-2004, 11:54 AM
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Sugarless? Oh that's just depressing
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LOL, why depressing? That is what the applesauce is for, LOL
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#4 Old 06-14-2004, 12:06 PM
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Too much applesauce makes cakes soggy. It's a birthday cake for a kid; it's supposed to be sweet and naughty.



Might as well make him a carrot cake.
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hmmm, are there any good carot cake recipes that are Eggless Dairyless and Sugarless?



(I guess I sound crazy wanting to make him a cake like this, but he is exclusively breastfed and has only really had sweet potatoes and peas, so I am uneasy about introducing all that other stuff so soon)
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O4MB, I looked around on VegWeb, and found some recipes that might fit what you're looking for.



http://vegweb.com/food/sweets/1459.shtml

http://vegweb.com/food/sweets/fruit-cake.shtml

http://vegweb.com/food/sweets/4665.shtml



I don't know if they will work or not, but it's a start.
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Then just bake him an apple. That would be easier then eating flour when you've never eaten it before
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well I got organic brown rice flour, which is what his cereal is. He eats puffed rice cereal while the other daycare kids eat cheerios.
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Ok I think I have my recipe, it is a carrot cake recipe for children and I am going to use a few small substitutes, so all I need to do is test it!



I hope it turns out good.
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www.vitalita.com has a vegan dessert cookbook in which many of the recipes use brown rice syrup and maple syrup instead of sugar.
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O4MB, have you ever baked with brown rice flour before? on it's own it makes for a really (and i mean REALLY) dense product. everything i've tried to make with it has come out like a thick, very heavy, stone. you must cut it with something like tapioca starch or arrowroot powder, if you are trying to avoid wheat/gluten.



also, i don't believe that maple syrup or brown rice syrup are really all *that* much better for your wee one than sugar. they contain TRACE amounts of micronutrients and therefore aren't absorbed quite as quickly as sugar, but they are still sugar. if you are really dead-set against giving your child anything with blood-sugar spiking stuff in it, i would look into making a cake with stevia. it's expensive, but you only need a little bit to make things sweet for your wee one.



honestly, if you don't want your baby to develop a sweet tooth so early in life, why bother with a cake at all? you could serve a wonderful fruit salad with all the things that are coming into season now that it's summer. i just don't really get why you'd want to make a cake that (frankly) probably is going to taste icky, that you say the baby will just throw around, and that you can't find a suitable recipe for. cakes are for richness and yumminess and sugary nastiness. i say pick a different birthday treat that everyone can enjoy and that is in line with your current values regarding baby's diet and breastfeeding.



good luck.
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Baked apples
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Baked apples



yes, krista. baked apples are a good idea.
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Well I am not trying to cut his sweet tooth, I just dont want any processed sugars introduced to him right now, I mean we havent even gotten into grapes yet, LOL



Anyway breastmilk is as sweet as sugar so I dont think it would matter, LOL, I just dont want to make him a cake with too many processed items.



I have found the cake I want and it is all natural sweeteners.



It is a carrot cake with of course carrots, organic pressed apple juice, organic brown rice flour(which I am going to make a practice cake and if it does turn out too heavy, then I will use something lighter or something). Bananas and applesauce and a few other ingredients.



I want to avoid all added sweeteners and only use what is necessary, because I want it to be a simple cake. He eats sweet potatoes and pears and bananas sometimes and they are all naturally sweet and to me the pears are sweeter than sugar.



Anyway, thanks for the help! Hopefully I can make something that will take a good picture and get really messy in(because isnt that what the birthday cake at the party is about? LOL)
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heh. well, where i come from, the birthday cake is for "eating", mostly.



but i wish you luck. let me know how it turns out, in fact. i have a friend with a lot of food allergies who would love a good eggless dairyless sugarless straight brown rice flour cake.
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yes, krista. baked apples are a good idea.



With frosting



Sorry, getting distracted....
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heh. well, where i come from, the birthday cake is for "eating", mostly.



but i wish you luck. let me know how it turns out, in fact. i have a friend with a lot of food allergies who would love a good eggless dairyless sugarless straight brown rice flour cake.



Ohh well then we must be in 2 different worlds, LOL, the 1st and sometimes the 2nd year birthday cake is usually just for them to dig in and get all messy with, it makes adorable pictures and is SO much fun to watch them do it!



Ill let you know how it comes out though, hopefully good, though since I totally doubt he will eat it(he just doesnt like eating much, loves to play in his food though, LOL) it may or may not taste good, LOL
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