"healthy"cake Recipe

Baking By jcasey51 Updated 23 Feb 2008 , 7:47pm by Metabea

jcasey51 Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 4:19pm
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Cake making is a hobby that I love and I would like to send cakes into my children's classrooms for various celebrations and study topics throughout the year. However, many parents do not appreciate sweets being served in the classroom. I am looking for some alternative recipes that would be considered healthier than typical cakes but that still taste great and that kids will still love.

Thanks.

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JanH Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 7:06pm
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Hi and Welcome on your 1st post, jcasey51. icon_smile.gif

Healthy carrot cake recipe:

http://www.recipezaar.com/76486

Fat and sugar free cake recipe:

http://www.recipezaar.com/54158

Healthy desserts:
(Includes cake recipes.)

http://www.mothering.com/sections/recipes/recipes.html#dessert

Reasonably healthy cake recipes:

http://www.kosherharvest.com/cakes/index.shtml

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/collections/healthy_cake_recipes.html

Healthy Baby's 1st Birthday Cake recipes:

http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/tipFirstBDay.htm

HTH

Metabea Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 7:47pm
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For Valentines Day I made the ladies at the chiropractors office a mint chocolate chip cake... only thing was I couldn't find any mint chips and just adding the flavoring would have seemed to "jip" them from the real taste. So I messed with this recipes you will notice there are NO eggs in this. I used 1/2 canola oil and 1/2 applesauce in place of the corn oil, I used 1 teaspoon of mint extract and 1 1/2 of vanilla extract. And in place of the mint chips I bought a big box of chocolate mint pudding (it has real mint chips in it) poured that into the batter. The girls raved about how good it was and they are insisting I make up business cards to hand out... But I do cakes for the love of baking and the experience it gives me. I also didn't use this frosting I made a white chocolate cheesecake frosting. Hope you enjoy it.

chocolate mint layer cake

Bon Appétit | March 1996

Servings: Serves 8 to 10.

Cake
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups cold water
2 cups sugar
1 cup corn oil (canola oil)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (1 teaspoon mint & 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla)
1 1/2 cups (about 10 ounces) mint-flavored chocolate chips (1 box of chocolate mint chip pudding) & 1 cup mini chocolate chips


Preparation
For cake:

Frosting
5 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
8 tablespoons (about) milk
1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup (about 6 ounces) mint-flavored chocolate chips
1/4 cup red-and-white striped peppermint candies or candy canes (broken into pieces) I didn't add this to my cake

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chocolate-Mint-Layer-Cake-1572

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