Six Healthy Birthday Cakes
The cake is always the star of a birthday party, especially for kids!
Making a home-made cake means you can control what’s in it, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg and has the special ingredient – mum love! ♥
Check out these six fabulous ideas for healthier birthday cakes. I personally think they are yummier than the sweet, sickly rich cakes.
If you want a bigger cake, double the recipe and stack two on top of each other or bake in a large rectangular pan.
I also have some healthy icing and decoration options for you.
Healthy Chocolate Birthday Cake (aka Sonia’s Chocolate Yoghurt Cake)
Can you tell I love cake?
♥ Healthier Icing
Icing or frosting usually is a heap of icing sugar! Tasty but not so healthy! Here are some other options that still taste great but are a bit healthier.
Cream cheese with honey
Fresh organic cream
Marscapone cheese mixed with pureed berries and honey to taste
♥ Healthier Cake Decorations
Fresh fruit is always a winner. Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes.
Hoppers make a range of natural sprinkles that are free from artificial colours and flavours
Natural Confectionery Company lollies (still sugar but there is no artifical stuff)
Organic Times Gems (a healthier Smartie)
You can also decorate with non-edible items like toys (just take them off before you eat!). A couple of my kid’s favourite cakes have been a dolly varden, a cake with Bob the Builder toy and bulldozer and a cake with a Steve Irwin doll, plastic trees and a few Natural Confectionery Company crocodiles!
Sparklers are not so great as the metal flakes they give off are not safe to ingest. If you want to use birthday candles, beeswax are the safest option.
I would love to hear your ideas and tips for making a healthier birthday cake. You can upload your photos to my Facebook Page, Natural New Age Mum.