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Gluten Free First Birthday Smash Cake [Dairy Free + Nut Free + Caffeine Free] | Cooking And Baking Adventures

Gluten Free First Birthday Smash Cake [Dairy Free + Nut Free + Caffeine Free]

adapted from Best Ever Gluten Free Chocolate Cake (Dairy Free, Nut Free & Probably Paleo too) by 84th and 3rd

Makes about 12 x 60g cupcakes or one 8″ wide x 2″ high cake or two 8″ x 1″ layers

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups [302g] finely grated raw pumpkin (260 g)
  • 2 eggs [98g], eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup [142g] Apple Puree or syrup
  • ½ cup [104g] coconut oil, see note
  • 2 tsp [8g] vanilla essence [Leave out if making for a baby]
  • 2 tsp [6g] baking powder
  • 1 tsp [6g] baking soda (bi-carb soda)
  • ½ tsp flakey sea salt [Leave out if making for a baby]
  • ¾ cup [84g] carob could use cocoa if not concern with caffeine
  • ¼ cup [22g] coconut flour

Equipment Used:

  • Grater
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Whisk or Fork
  • Weighing Scale
  • Spatula
  • Oven

 Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease your baking tin and if required, line base with baking paper or muffin cases.
  2. Whisk in a mixing bowl or with a fork
    • 2 cups [302g] finely grated raw pumpkin (260 g)
    • 2 [98g] eggs lightly beaten
    • ½ cup [142g] Apple Puree or syrup
    • ½ cup [104g] coconut oil, see note
    • 2 tsp [8g] vanilla essence [Leave out if making for a baby]
  3. In another bowl, put together and then sift over dry ingredients into your mixing bowl with the wet ingredients and mix well.
    • 2 tsp [6g] baking powder
    • 1 tsp [4g] baking soda (bi-carb soda)
    • ½ tsp flakey sea salt [Leave out if making for a baby]
    • ¾ cup [85g] carob could use cocoa if not concern with caffeine
    • ¼ cup [22g] coconut flour
  4. Scrape into prepared tin and smooth surface flat with an offset/pallet knife.
  5. Bake 35 – 40 mins, until edges pull away from the tin and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
    If using an air fryer, bake it for 28 – 32 mins but use that as a guide and base it’s doneness base on the toothpick coming out clean.
  6. Cool cake in tin 10 mins, run a knife around edge and turn out onto a rack to cool completely before icing.

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