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Healthy Cake Made With Carrots for Your Child's 1st Birthday

January 07, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 158

When it's time for your baby's first birthday, it's also time to start looking through all of the possible 1st birthday cake recipes that you can prepare. You might find some chocolate cake recipes, some rainbow cake, some vanilla swirl recipes for cakes and all the classics. Do you want something sweet and decadent or something homemade and healthy carrot cake recipe? Many people are opting to make their own cakes-that way they know exactly which ingredients are going into them and they can ensure that the cakes are healthy, rather than giving their baby a big pile of sugar on their special day. One of my favorite carrot cake recipe is the one I'm about to share with you.

Here's what you'll need to get started with your Healthy Carrot Cake:

· 2 1/2 cups of carrots, sliced thinly

· 2 1/2 cups of concentrated apple juice

· 1 cup of raisins

· 2 cups of whole wheat flour

· 1/2 cup of vegetable oil

· 2 eggs (whites and yolk)

· 4 egg whites

· 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

· 3/4 cup of applesauce (unsweetened)

· 1/2 cup of wheat germ

· 2 tablespoon of baking powder (low sodium is recommended)

· 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (ground into powder)

Preparation instructions:

1. This will make enough for two medium size cake pans or one large cake pan. Line the pan(s) with wax paper and grease lightly (ideally with vegetable spray), then preheat your oven to 350°F.

2. In a saucepan, mix 1 cup of juice concentrate with the shredded carrots. Bring this to a boil then allow it to simmer until the carrots are tender. Mix in the raisins and create a puree out of this mixture.

3. Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and add the remaining juice concentrate.

4. Mix in the rest of the ingredients, including the puree you created earlier.

5. Pour this mixture into your baking pan(s) and place in the oven for about 30-35 minutes.

6. Keep an eye on it; you can tell that it's done when you are able to poke the center with a toothpick and remove the toothpick without any batter sticking to it.

Voila! Another delicious 1st Birthday cake made special for your child's special day. If you liked this one, why not take a look at some of my other cake recipes that you'll sure love?

About the Author:

Yves Casson has rich background in pastry and baking.

His flair for traditional cake recipe's can be found at Cake Recipe Secrets.

Yves latest amazing recipe is this 1st Birthday Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe.

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