Sunday, June 13, 2010

LuLu's Birthday Cake

Today is Lulu's birthday. We don't know exactly when she was born, but we know that it was in June so we thought this weekend would be a great time to celebrate. Lulu got a new pink summer shirt and some new bones to commemorate the occasion and of course a cake! I made the cake out of beets, peanut butter and carob powder, so it is dog friendly... and people friendly! This cake has a great light flavor with a hint of chocolate (carob- so its dog friendly), the frosting is sweet, fruity and also chocolatey-- its good stuff! This recipe fit a bread loaf pan, if you want a full sized cake just double the recipe. Lulu's piece of cake didn't have frosting on it because she really likes peanut butter.

The above picture is Lulu's cake with the peanut butter as frosting, but I think people prefer the chocolate raspberry frosting :-)

1 cup Beets
1/2 cup Peanut butter
2 Eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons Cinnamon
3 tablespoon Carob powder
1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Baking powder
3 teaspoons Honey

Preheat oven to 350. Boil fresh beats in large pot for about 30 minutes or until softened (You want to be able to stick it with a fork and remove fairly easily). Take beets and place in food processor and blend, add peanut butter and blend again. Next add cinnamon, stevia, honey and once the mixture cools a bit add eggs. Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan (the size of a loaf of bread) and bake for 40 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.

1/3 cup Coconut milk (full fat)
1/2 Banana
2 tablespoons Raspberry jelly
2 tablespoons Carob Powder
1 tablespoon Honey

Place half banana in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or until soft. Mash up the banana then add coconut milk and mix well. Add raspberry jelly, carob powder and honey. Mix well, then place in the fridge for about 10 minutes so that it will harden. When the cake has cooled smooth frosting over cake and place back in the fridge and the frosting will continue to harden.