Today was Seth’s 1st birthday and I’ve been feeling incredibly emotional all day! Perhaps not sleeping for the past 365 nights is making me squiffy…I can only speculate…
Anyway, we decided not to do a party or anything this time because I went ALL OUT on Tabithas 1st birthday and in hindsight it was quite stressful and she doesn’t even remember it! So we spent the last couple of days meeting up with friends and family, and I invited my Mum over today for a little mini-party once Barefoot Husband came home early from work.
I really wanted to bake the birthday cake because we are so diligent about eating well at home, and I wanted to prove that you can have a celebration without artificial ingredients- if you want to! I stayed up late last night to make it and it turned out perfectly. I initially wanted to make two layers and put jam between them and you could definitely still do that with this recipe but since there were only five of us and that included two kids…I thought I may as well stick to one layer!
- 80g coconut flour
- 6x eggs (preferably pastured, free range)
- 115g softened butter
- 4tbsp honey
- 1tsp baking powder
- splash of milk (I used raw)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees/ Gas Mark 4. Mix eggs, honey, milk & butter, then slowly add sifted flour and baking powder. Pour into cake tin (or loaf tin, this recipe is super versatile) and put in the oven for 40 minutes. So easy! Leave to cool before frosting.
I made a buttercream frosting with organic butter and organic icing sugar (Suma brand) but I have read that if you want to avoid sugar entirely you can make a coconut oil frosting which looks fantastic (scroll right to the bottom of the linky page).
To add a little something I decorated the icing with blueberries and strawberries.
It’s been a lovely day, I am feeling wistful at the thought that this is the last time I will celebrate a 1st birthday, I am clinging onto every milestone my little man arrives at and I know I’m trying to hold onto his baby days. I think sometimes that I wished Tabby’s early weeks and months away, hoping for a time that it would get ‘easier’. But, it doesn’t get easier it just evolves. And right now I’m resisting the evolution, and trying to soak up every bit of my babies while I can!
Night All. xx