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    Cake for 4 year olds birthday party

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    My son will be having his 4th birthday party in July and I am wondering if anyone has any awsome primal cake recipies (with frosting) they could share with me. The rest of the food will be primal and I am really hoping to be able to make a cake that the kids and parents will enjoy. Thanks!!!

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    My girl is turning 4 in July as well. I plan on getting a gluten free cake mix. It's less likely to trigger my inner baking maniac.
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    I would consider myself a baking maniac also, before going primal I made all of our bread and dinner rolls ever night. God it was killing me. I think I will look next time I go to sprouts and see what kind of gf cake mixes they have. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    i am having a friend bake a vegan, gluten free, sugar free (sweetened with dates and honey, so white-sugar free) chocolate cake with yogurt and blueberries.

    because i can't bake to save my life.

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    Beetroot chocolate cake!! You can't taste the beets at all, but when i made mine it as very very moist so squeeze as much water as you can out of those beets. And maybe just tell everyone its a choc cake - no one will no any different, promise!

    300 g unseasoned beetroot (precooked and vacuum packed), cubed
    4 eggs
    4 tbsp acacia honey
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    1 tbsp pure cocoa
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 pinch salt
    125 g ground almonds
    125 g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa), plus 3 squares of the same chocolate for covering
    4 tbsp olive oil
    50 g dried, unsweetened cherries or coarsely chopped prunes (optional)
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line the bottom of a 23cm-round cake tin with greaseproof paper and lightly grease its sides.
    *In a blender, combine beetroot, eggs, acacia honey, vanilla essence, cocoa, baking powder and salt, and whizz until thick and creamy (2-3 minutes). ŁAdd ground almonds and blend to combine.
    *To melt the chocolate, break into small pieces and place in a glass or metal bowl together with the olive oil. Boil some water and pour into a larger bowl. Set smaller bowl on the hot water and stir chocolate and oil until they have blended into a smooth, velvety liquid. ŁAdd this to the batter in the blender and whizz to combine. Fold in but don’t blend the cherries or prunes with a spoon.
    *Pour into prepared cake tin and bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. To test for doneness, a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake should come out clean. Remove from oven and place the three squares of chocolate on top of the hot cake; leave to melt and spread over the surface with the back of a teaspoon. Sprinkle with grated coconut, toasted flaked almonds or, for a special dinner-party touch, a few crushed pink peppercorns.

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    Elanas Pantry has several good cake recipes, some made with almond flour and some with coconut flour. She often calls for agave syrup and I always substitute honey. Here's her German chocolate cake recipe:

    Gluten Free German Chocolate Cake with Coconut Pecan Filling Recipe | Elana's Pantry

    If you don't mind using sugar I make hazelnut dacquoise (meringue) and fill it with whip cream and coarsly chopped chocolate.
    This is one I made for my son's birthday:
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    Last edited by Urban Forager; 06-03-2012 at 11:44 PM.

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    we have some vegetarian friends who also don't feed their children grains or sugar. and for their little ones birthday parties, they make a cake out of fruit. thick round slices of watermelon, cantelope, honeydew, etc, decorated with strawberries, blueberries, etc. all of the kids at the parties seem to love it

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    Thank you so much Urban Forager for the recipe. I have changed my mind and will be making this german chocolate cake instead, may even make a pre cake for fathers day since this is my husbands favorite cake ever. Maybe not since I am doing a Whole 30 and I think the temptation will be to high. Not on the rug your suggestion is also a great one but I think my son would be a little dissapointed with this, he only gets cake on birthdays and rarly goes to a birthday party so only about 3-4 times a year.

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