Best Birthday Cake Ever
How is everyone doing today? My days are actually not bad lately. My son and I are still home, its been more than a month already.
I feel we have a nice routine. Get up, get the household chores done for the day. Work on the blog, he does whatever college school work needed. Make some food. Hang out with the hubs after dinner, and do it all again tomorrow.
I know some people need to get back to work. And not even for the money aspect of it. Just to have a “normal” life again. I hate to burst any bubbles, but there will never be the same “normal” as we knew it before.
Whether this virus is man made or a natural mutation, it is here. We will need to maintain social distancing for a while to come. We will need to have our temperatures taken before going into certain establishments. And you know what, I am 100% okay with that. A lot of people think that it is a violation of their rights, and it is very intrusive. But those are the same people that will put the blame on everyone else and the government if God forbid they get ill. Or one of their loved ones get ill.
I will do all I can to keep my family safe, and if that means having my temperature taken before walking into the grocery store, go for it.
So it was my birthday a couple of days ago. Because I have so many allergies, I cannot go to a bakery and buy a cake. I have been making my own cake for several years now. I like it that way. I get to have exactly what I want. I even made the cake (and all the food too) when Mr. Table and I got married. I baked the cake and made the frosting, and one of the most incredible people I know in this world decorated it. She is so talented.
I used the same frosting recipe for my birthday cake. It is so cool that with the same recipe, it can be a soft , whipped frosting, or can create the swirls and design like our wedding cake.
Based on @Elanaspantry “Jelly Donut Cupcakes”
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup shortening, melted
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350’F.
Grease a cake pan with shortening, set aside.
Using your food processor, mix eggs, shortening, honey and vanilla until combined.
Pulse in flour, salt and soda until combined.
Pour into cake pan, bake on center rack in oven 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.
Cool completely in pan.
Frost cake after cooled.
Based on @Elanaspantry “Vegan Chocolate Frosting”
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- Pinch salt
Add all ingredients to oven safe bowl.
Place in oven with cake, about 10 minutes until chocolate melts.
Using whisk or hand mixer, mix well.
When cooled, whip again until it lightens in color, and gets fluffy.
Spread on completely cooled cake.
Store any extra frosting in the fridge.
Do you have a favorite birthday cake recipe? Leave a comment below, or tag us on Instagram @Anges_Table