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I have a passion for making cakes, and while I’m certainly no Sweetapolita, I can hold my own when it comes to baking and icing a birthday or simple celebration cake. I’ve taken several cake-decorating classes, have made a three-tiered wedding cake, and I’m even in charge of creating what you see here at SavvyMom in the monthly PartySavvy feature. Overall, I’m somewhat knowledgeable about cakes.
At least that’s what I thought, until recently, when I was asked how to make a healthy birthday cake frosting. To start with, I’ve always assumed that it was general knowledge that if you’re going to eat birthday cake it’s going to be unhealthy, but apparently that isn’t the case. There is a new trend leaning itself towards healthier birthday confections, and while I’m not sure they’ll ever be part of my baking repertoire, I was up to the challenge of creating a frosting that wasn’t sugar and butter laden.
It turns out the task was much easier than I expected. Cream cheese and jam, when whipped together, make a mighty fine replacement for the traditional cake frosting. Not all variations on the product works best, but here’s what I’ve discovered:
Find the full printable recipe here: Two-Ingredient Frosting
Now that we’re almost a month past Christmas, I feel like it finally might be safe to share a cake a recipe with you.
This isn’t just any cake recipe. This one-dish, three-step, egg-free, dairy-free and nut-free cake recipe is so flavourful, moist and simple to make, I think it could quickly replace whatever you’re currently baking up for your weekend desserts, playdates or classroom parties.
Also, this is a perfect starting point for young kids who are interested in baking. It doesn’t require heavy-duty mixers, complicated ingredients or anything other than what you likely already have tucked inside your pantry, and because it’s made in the pan the cake is baked in, you’ll require nothing more than a fork, a few measuring cups and spoons to put this all together.
I suggest serving it the day it’s made, but you can also store individual slices in the freezer for another time. Serve it with your favourite frosting, chocolate ganache or dusted with a dose of icing sugar, and your kids will thank you.
Find the full printable recipe here: Busy-Day Chocolate Cake