My baby girl had her 3rd Birthday Party and we celebrated in healthy style with a house filled with children’s laughter, a pizza station and a giant ball pit bursting with fun vibes.
On Meadows 1st Birthday I made her a refreshing Watermelon Cake with Cashew Frosting, for her 2nd birthday I made a Rainbow Coconut Pancake Tower and for this birthday a Healthy Red Velvet Cake.
If you know me personally, you know I am all for LOW to NO additives, MOSTLY dairy free and ALWAYS low GI alternatives to refined ingredients. Meadows birthday party snacks, cake and party bags was exactly what I would offer her normally.
I strongly disagree with how society has shaped the food choices around particular celebrations (example FAIRY bread)!!!
In a nut shell…children do not need to be filled to their eye balls with sugary salty fatty chemically loaded snacks/meals to leave a lasting impression at party’s. I am all for amplifying the fun with toys and social interaction (friends/family/pets) because for me, some of my best childhood memories have nothing to do with food ♥
If you are looking at throwing a healthy celebration for your little ones, give this paleo style cake a go. The only part that is up for alternative tweaking (if you are strictly dairy free) is the icing – ours contained white chocolate however, you could swap for cashews or cacao butter with a little natural sweetener.
Recipe adapted from Power Hungry
- 2 & 3/4 cups wholemeal spelt flour
- 3/4 Low GI cane sugar by CSR (you could also use honey)
- ¼ cup cacao
- 2 tsp bicarb
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 & 3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup EVOO
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 can (200ml) Organic Coconut Milk
2 225g bags of Cadbury Real White Melt Buttons
SAVE TIME – STEP ONE
Bring coconut milk to the boil in a saucepan, remove from heat and stir in the white chocolate until melted. Add your natural colouring of choice – I have used Nutra Organics Red Velvet Latte (2 TBSP).
Set aside to cool then refrigerate until the cake is cool enough to add icing.
Grease/line two round cake tins for a one level filling cake OR one round cake tin and one small pyrex bowl (to create a tier).
Preheat oven to 180 degrees fan-forced.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, cacao, bicarb and salt.
Add in milk, oil, vanilla and stir until combined. Finally whisk in the AC vinegar.
Pour the batter into prepared tins and bake for 25 to 30 mins or until centre is firm when pressed and knife comes out clean.
Decorate with your child’s favourite fruits – Meadows loves berries ♥
Made With Love