If you're looking for Healthy birthday cake ideas to replace the usual sugary cakes then you have lots of options. Healthy brownies, beetroot chocolate cake, or my favourite - banana cake. Keep in mind that many healthy recipes still contain too much sugar - you can replace with stevia, reduce the amount or add dates, apple or some honey (which is still a form of sugar).
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Steer clear of packet cakes and low quality supermarket cakes that are not only full of sugar but have numbers and ingredients that you can't pronounce.
Here is my tried and trusted Banana Cake Recipe. Bananas are a great food to have each day. Eat on their own, add frozen bananas to a smoothie or add to your pancake mixture.
Bananas are high in potassium, low in sodium, a great source of Vitamin A, C, iron, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, fiber and many other vitamins and minerals.
When your bananas start going brown or you see some on sale at the shop – put them in the freezer so you'll always have some when you feel like making a cake. You can put them straight into your freezer in their skins, if you will use them fairly soon - otherwise peel, chop and put in a container to freeze.
Use this recipe to make a cake for morning tea, muffins or cupcakes. Most kids love banana cake so use it as a healthier alternative for a kids or adults Birthday cake.
Use over ripe bananas where possible.
BANANA CAKE RECIPE
2 cups Almond Flour or Almond Meal
1/4 cup Honey
3/4 cup Butter
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 – 3 mashed over ripe bananas
Add a bit of Cinnamon or mixed spice too
You can also add chopped walnuts
Cream the butter, honey and eggs
Mix flour and baking powder
Mix all together, with the bananas
Cook in a moderate oven - 180oC (350oF) for 30 – 35 mins
Serving suggestion: Cut the cake in layers and put whipped cream and sliced bananas in each layer and on top. Sprinkle with some cinnamon sugar.
Other ideas to decorate your cake: Icing, Cream cheese frosting, Caramel also tastes nice with banana cake.
I love this recipe as it doesn’t require a food processor – I just use a fork and a wooden spoon.
You can freeze your cake or make mini muffins and freeze for lunch boxes.