Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Clean birthday cake!

No, we didn't have a birthday... I just wanted to bake, and be able to eat it too! :)

I decided to try this recipe from The Gracious Pantry (SO many great, clean recipes here).

Everyone seemed to love it, even my cake-hating husband, so I give it 5 stars!
I made the recipe as is, and topped with simmered frozen berries with a drizzle of honey on top.
Next time I think we'll try it with some chocolate frosting from Chocolate Covered Katie!

Clean Eating Birthday Cake

(Makes 8 servings)NOTE: This recipe makes 1 layer. Double it (using 2 cake pans) if you want a layered cake with filling in the middle.


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 egg whites (or 1 whole egg)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I used olive oil, could use coconut, etc.)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper. Then spray the inside of the pan, including the parchment with a light coat of oil from an oil sprayer.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder until well combined.
  4. Whisk in all other ingredients.
  5. Pour batter in to cake pan and bake for 26-30 minutes. A knife or cake tester should pull our clean.
  6. Allow to cool. Run a plastic knife around the edge to separate cake from pan and then remove.
  7. If you made a second layer, cover one cake with filling or frosting and place the second cake on top.
Nutritional Content:
(Data is for 1/8 of the recipe – single layer)
Calories: 127
Total Fat: 2 gm
Saturated Fats: 0 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 135 mg
Carbohydrates: 26 gm
Dietary fiber: 2 gm
Sugars: 14 gm
Protein: 3 gm
Estimated Glycemic Load: 13

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