Monday, July 15, 2013

Grain Free Egg Free Chocolate Birthday Cake

We had a funtastic first birthday party for my little man a couple weeks ago.  We set up a little baby circus play tent and turned his pack n play into a baby ball pit and set a little baby buffet with all his favorite foods.  His cousin who is just a few months older was there to join in all the baby fun and I think the adults had a good time too.

As a special treat I made egg free grain free dark chocolate cupcakes. They turned out amazing if I do say so myself.  So I thought I would share the recipee.

1/2 cup unsweetened coco powder (I used Ghirardelli)
2 ounces dark chocolate (I used chocolove)
2 tbsp butter

1 cup blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 very ripe banana
1/2 cup sour cream

Over a double boiler (a nice large glass bowl over a pot of boiling water) melt butter, coco powder and dark chocolate together mixing constantly with a whisk or hand mixer.

Take bowl off heat and mix in all other ingredients - just dump it all in there, go for it! It will all come together just fine!

Scoop batter into lined cupcake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 min

These are very rich and dark so we decided to top them with whipped cream. I think a heavy frosting would be just too much.  Maybe a dusting of powdered sugar might be nice.  Keep it simple.

My little smarty of a boy signed his first two sign combo after eating his birthday cupcake.  ALL DONE + HELP = "I'm done! Help me out of this high chair!"  Haha.  It was really cute.

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