Thanks for that. Was wondering what I was going to do for frosting on Grace's bday cake tomorrow
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.
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.
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 at 05:02 PM.
There's no butter or cream in Pilsbury's buttercream frosting? Yikes!
Primal birthday cake is called "Steak".