Happy birthday, sweetheart!
It’s my husband’s birthday, and he can eat enough foods that I can try to cook a cake for him this year. I attempted something that was supposed to be a cake last year and it was awful! Of course anything made primarily from almonds and sour cream is going to be bad. But have no fear! This year I am armed with a new recipe, and a solar cooker to boot.
I used a grain-free carrot cake recipe from realfoodforager, and just replaced the icing with stewed raisins. He loved it!
GAPS Carrot Cake
4 Tbsp ghee
3 Tbsp honey
8 pureed dates
1 tsp vanilla
1.5 cups grated and cooked carrots
3/4 cup pecan butter (homemade)
3/4 cup coconut flour
1 tap baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup raisins stewed with a bit of water
Combine moist ingredients, then stir in dry ingredients (except for the raisins) and bake in parchment-lined pan in the solar cooker for about an hour and a half. Mine made a small cake and six muffins. Top with raisins.
Rating: depends on your tastes. Hubby and the kids loved it. My brother and his family hated them. They are tasty but not sweet, so it may depend on what you are expecting. This was my first real solar baking to work out nicely without making me crazed 🙂