My daughter turned ONE this weekend and I cannot believe that it has been a YEAR!!! It feels like yesterday that I had my youngest baby girl. At this rate, I understand why it is easy to continue adding to a family. I know, that was funny, but there are no plans right now, right God?
I never really believed it when people told me that once I had my second child that things are just not as important as it was with your first child. It is so true! Well not on;y that, but planning a little cake and time with family was not as inspirational when the whole family is sick. I contemplated making anything and postponing having the birthday girl eat her cake, but truth be told, she does not let anything get in her way. My youngest loves food and ate her entire little smash cake.
My youngest was a doll even though she was a snotty mess. Since my baby girl has been teething and nursing a cold you would think she would not have any interest in sweets or cake, but I placed a little cake in front of her with the candle and she admired and stared at her little candle. I helped with blowing the candle and proceeded to place the plate in front of her. She did not know what to do.
She leaned in a few times, wanting to take a bite of it but refrained almost as though it was not proper. She finally grabbed the icing and started feeding herself. She was smacking away and then she grabbed her first layer, the WHOLE layer, and brought it to her lips and took a bite. I took so many pictures because it was so cute! I, of course, made Julianne a separate cake for her to enjoy and a bigger cake for mom and dad to enjoy later.
What kind of cake did I make? Well, I had made a pumpkin cake for Julianne for her first birthday but I decided to make a banana cake for Kathleen because she really likes bananas. I made her cake vegan even though she has been eating eggs.
FOR THE CAKE
- 2 cups spelt flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoons Salt
- 2 chia “eggs” (2 Tbsp chia seeds + 3 Tbsp warm water) (egg sub)
- 1 cup turbinado sugar
- 1 cup So Delicious cultured coconut milk (Sour Cream sub)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 whole ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
Cream Cheese Icing
- 1 tub of Tofutti cream cheese (vegan)
- 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon So Delicious coconut milk
- Sprinkles (optional)
I am happy to have a sour cream / plain yogurt non-dairy substitute for our family and I look forward sharing another recipe soon. In the meantime, our family continues to savor the bigger cake.
I now have a 27-month old toddler and a 12-month old baby. WOW! Where has time gone by. I have big girls and I feel immensely blessed.