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Delicious, Healthy, Grain-free Vanilla Cake

By Lindsayleighbentley @lindsayLbentley

After THIS POST about my sweet baby boy’s 1st birthday, I received a lot of requests for the cake recipe.


I’ve written before about not doing grains for my babies until at least one year, maybe two, so finding a grain-free cake recipe that was also tasty was a top priority for his birthday.

Thankfully, my friend Shannon at Simply Smiles is my go-to girl when it comes to original, delicious, grain-free recipes.  I used her recipe using only whole, organic ingredients as she suggests.  You can find it here:

Simply Smiles Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake

I doubled her recipe which made two 6″ round cakes.  I froze one to use later for his birthday party, and the other I cut in half sideways to create two layers.

For the icing, I made whipped cream:

Lindsay’s Raw Whipped Cream “Icing”

  • 16 oz. fresh raw cream
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. raw organic cane sugar

*you can always use honey to sweeten the whip, but Miles hasn’t had raw honey yet, so I allowed for a tiny amount of organic sugar.

  • Whip the cream with a whisk attachment on an electric mixer until peaks form…if you accidentally over whip, just continue with it and make Homemade Butter
  • Add in vanilla and sugar and stir just to incorporate.
  • Spread the whipped cream between the two layers, and “frost” as you would normally.
  • I added some sliced organic strawberries between the layers as well.
  • Top with fresh fruit!

I LOVE adding strained, pureed fruit to the whip for a colored frosting effect, but these usually look pretty feminine, so I left it white for my little guy.

I hope you love this recipe as much as we did!



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