Birthday Cake!

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] In celebration of my friend's birthday, I made an "Amazingly Delicious Carrot Cake" (that's what the recipe was called, at least) from the "Heal Your Gut Cookbook." I am so excited to have found such a delicious-looking recipe, and if the batter is any indication, the cake is going to be delicious. I will not be able to tell you how it tastes until tomorrow... I am quite nervous, actually, because this is my first attempt at a GAPS legal cake. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] One ingredient in it that I have never even heard of *gasp, I know* is coconut butter (or coconut manna--they can be used interchangeably). This is not a more expensive version of coconut oil, as I first thought, but a coconut puree. I bought a jar (a bit pricey) at our local health food grocery store, or you can make your own. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"]

Coconut butter is very sweet, and can be used as a little sweet snack. However, because there is more fiber, and it is much sweeter than coconut oil, if you are following GAPS, you should not introduce it until Introduction stage 6 or full GAPS. But if you can tolerate it, I would recommend trying this delicious coconut treat!

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Sometimes I wonder why we even want to eat processed sugar, this cake is going to be so rich, moist and delicious! [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" custom_margin="20px|||" custom_margin_last_edited="on|phone"] Sadly for you, this picture cannot portray the enticing aroma I am experiencing! You will just have to try it out for yourself! [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_image admin_label="Image" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/BirthdayCake.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" animation="off" sticky="off" align="left" force_fullwidth="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The cake is done & out of the oven! [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"]

It looks and smells delicious! I am going to stack the cakes, and drizzle them with a frosting consisting of cultured cream, lemon zest, vanilla and honey--yum!!!

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" custom_padding="20px|||" custom_padding_last_edited="on|phone"] *If you want to make this delcious cake, you can find it in The Heal Your Gut Cookbook. For you locals, I keep copies available for purchase [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]