If you follow along on Facebook you will know that I decided to make little Noah’s birthday cake gluten free.
For the record we are not celiac or have problems with gluten, that we KNOW of.
I have recently been learning A LOT about gluten and it’s connection to behavior as well as certain diseases and over all health. It’s caused me to want to do a test. I went gluten free for a short time and wanted to see how we all felt.
My mother is already gluten free 90% of the time, so it’s easier to switch as I’ve been exposed to this lifestyle already.
ALSO.. My grandmother purchased an interesting book that has gluten free recipes, and this cake just happened to be in that book. The book was the wheat belly cook book, if I remember correctly.
This cake was actually really good! Do not expect fluff and a “bounce” with this cake. It’s more dense, but don’t confuse that with lack of taste. It packs a delicious taste! The kids loved it, which is a major bonus!
I ended up making my own frosting, as I didn’t like the one in the book. The frosting I made was such a hit with Jeremiah, I had to practically pry the boy from licking every inch of the bowl the frosting was in. I did not want him pigging out on frosting, even though it was coconut palm sugar, which is low glycemic.
I’ve never seen a powdered version of coconut palm sugar, so I powdered the coconut palm sugar by simply grinding it to a fine powder in a coffee grinder. Seemed to work out nicely. Then I used a basic frosting recipe, just replaced the refined white sugar with coconut sugar.
If you are gluten free, you need to totally try this cake! Even if you are not, it’s worth a try. It’s always nice to have a healthy cake, that doesn’t taste all that healthy, don’t you think?
We decorated the cake with some lego men and a large ball(well large for the lego men anyways). I had forgotten to get sports cake decor, so we improvised. Noah enjoyed it, and that is really all that mattered.
It’s SO hard to believe my little Noah is already 3!!