Thursday, October 23, 2008

We (ok, I) voted "NO" on the first birthday sugar coma

If you know of any good cake (or possibly bread) recipes appropriate for a baby (or, *sniff* toddler) feel free to share.  

I do have access to google, and can search myself, so I'm really just looking for recipes YOU have had personal experience with (as opposed to random links you've found.)

Apple is a strong favorite here, and though I'm hoping to limit sugar and eggs, using them minimally will be fine.



Furrow said...

Sorry. Sugar is sacred in my family. Good luck.

Rachel said...

Were doing real cake for LG, but my friend who is a dietitian and does all things healthy used an oatmeal cake for her kids. I used her recipe for another friend, it comes out like a dense bread but is very tasty. It is not sugar free, but I'll send the recipe your way anyway.

Rachel said...

Oatmeal Cake

1 1/4c. boiling water
1 c. rolled oats
let stand 20 minutes

Stir together:
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Cream together:
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Add 2 eggs to creamed mixture
Add dry ingredients
Add oatmeal mixture

Pour into pan and bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

I used a 3D care bear pan and I seem to remember that it took longer than 45 minutes to bake, but I don't remember how long. She gave me the recipe over the phone, and I was already doing the bear cake, so I didn't write down the pan size that should be used. I would probably divide it into 2, round pans.

I don't have a good sugar free icing recipe, but if you make the oatmeal cake. Hope this helps.