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    I decided to bake my son a cake for his birthday today. (Note that before going primal, the most I ever did in the kitchen was heat up leftovers.) I followed this recipe and also made a variation of this frosting (I didn't have dark chocolate chips, so I used the organic semisweet non-dairy/non-soy/GF chocolate chips I had in my pantry, and I swapped the grapeseed oil for coconut oil).

    The verdict? YUM. All of us enjoyed it (with a big ol' glass of milk -- love being primal!). While this is hardly health food, it's worlds healthier than anything I could have bought at the store, which is what I've done for previous birthdays.
    F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

    **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

    **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

  • #2
    Thanks for that. Was wondering what I was going to do for frosting on Grace's bday cake tomorrow
    --Trish (Bork)
    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
    http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
    FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      Happy birthday to Grace!

      Elana has a whole bunch of different frostings, but the chocolate is the only one I've made so far. Well, I also baked this coconut cake with frosting yesterday -- and meh, not so good. I don't know if it's because I accidentally used dehydrated shredded coconut (40% reduced fat, ugh -- obviously, I didn't read the label when I bought the package) or if the cake just wasn't to my family's taste, but meh. Also: paleo/primal cakes don't seem to lift/get fluffy, do they? The vanilla cake today was very good, but it's pretty darn flat. I'd been hoping there'd be some rise to it. Alas.
      F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

      **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

      **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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      • #4
        Yeah, Primal/Paleo stuff tends to be super dense. We just got a gluten free chocolate cake mix, and I'll go with a basic cream cheese frosting-- vanilla, mascarpone, cream, stevia or honey.

        ETA: re: family wrinkling noses
        My mom is sneering and wrinkling her nose about me making my own frosting. "Why don't you just buy some? A can of pilsbury is only a dollar". I asked her if she had looked at the ingredient list for their buttercream frosting lately. Basic buttercream = butter, cream, sugar. Nowhere on the pilsbury list is any of those ingredients. Ew.
        I'll make my own, tyvm. It will taste just as good and be better for Grace.
        Last edited by Dr. Bork Bork; 07-08-2012, 05:02 PM.
        --Trish (Bork)
        TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
        http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
        FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          There's no butter or cream in Pilsbury's buttercream frosting? Yikes!
          F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

          **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

          **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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          • #6
            Primal birthday cake is called "Steak".

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            • #7
              To get
              primal cakes to rise use ACV and BS and plenty of egg whites!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by longing2bfit View Post
                To get
                primal cakes to rise use ACV and BS and plenty of egg whites!!

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                Help -- ACV? I'm guessing BS is baking soda...? This recipe called for whole eggs, not egg whites, but I'll definitely keep this in mind going forward. Thanks!
                F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DarthFriendly View Post
                  Primal birthday cake is called "Steak".
                  Not to my 11-year-old son, it's not. And between this and the Carvel ice-cream cake he would have had otherwise, I'm pretty damn happy with this.
                  F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                  **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                  **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                  • #10
                    Apple cider vinegar!!!It activates the baking soda and causes the 'flour' to lift

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                    • #11
                      Mmmm... ice cream cake.
                      The Primal Junk Foodie must figure out how to make primal Baked Alaska!
                      --Trish (Bork)
                      TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                      http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                      FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                      • #12
                        I've actually really been digging my own variation on the beetroot cake recipe posted by Goosejuggler a while back. It comes out almost exactly like a traditional British chocolate steamed pudding, which was always one of my favorites as a child. I imagine if you were to bake it, it would be drier and 'cakier'.

                        - 1 1/2 beetroot, cooked and peeled
                        - 2 eggs
                        - vanilla
                        - 1 tbsp coconut oil
                        - 1/4 cup coconut cream
                        - 1 scoop pure unflavored whey protein
                        - 1/8 cup coconut flour
                        - 4 heap teaspoons cocoa
                        - cinnamon

                        Microwave for six minutes. Double to fill a traditional cake tin, or leave as-is for two servings.

                        As a further note, I did originally attempt to bake this; late in the process while baking in a glass dish I suffered a 'catastrophic holding failure' during the doneness validation phase. This covered most of the kitchen and my bare legs with shards of glass and scalding chocolate beetroot. After consoling myself with a small-scale microwave do-over, I was pleased enough with the results that I haven't tried baking again yet.
                        Last edited by jhc; 07-08-2012, 10:06 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by longing2bfit View Post
                          Apple cider vinegar!!!It activates the baking soda and causes the 'flour' to lift
                          Ah! THANK YOU!
                          F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                          **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                          **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                          • #14
                            my primal journal:
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                            • #15
                              Hah! Love it! For me, this would be perfect. For my son? He'd disown me. :P
                              F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                              **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                              **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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