Monday, December 26, 2011

Mommy's Birthday - November 8th, 2011

Happy Birthday Mommy!!!  We love you!!!

 All of us kids and mommy

 Daddy and Mommy

 Mommy and Shenandoah

 Mommy and Sayer

 Mommy and Seth

 Mommy and Stasia

 Mommy and Sienna

 Mommy and Sabrina

 Mommy and I

A Birthday Prayer

I made a coconut flour chocolate cake for mommy with all healthy ingredients.  It was our first time trying it and it turned out great!!!  You wouldn't know it wasn't "normal". :)  I'm going to share the recipe with you all below:

Chocolate Cake (and it's gluten free too!)

3/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
10 eggs
1 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 cups agave nectar
1 Tbls vanilla
1/4 tsp orange zest (optional)

Directions:  Melt coconut oil.  In large bowl combine wet ingredients.  Add dry and blend well.  Pour into 2 nine inch greased and floured (using coconut flour) cake pans.  Bake at 325 for 35-40 minutes.  Enjoy!!!

Icing (you may have to play around with it a little, but it tastes great!)
1 3/4 cups agave nectar
1 cup coconut sugar 
1 1/4 cups cocoa
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups coconut oil (melted)

Blend all in blender until smooth and creamy.  (it thickens up after you let it sit a while - can put in fridge to help set as well).  Ice cake and enjoy!

recipe from elanaspantry.com

6 comments:

Veronica said...

The cake sounds great! I have NEVER heard of coconut flour! Besides being gluten free does it have other benefits?

Ebenezer Forest Farm said...

Thank you for posting the recipe, Savannah! I'll have to try it soon. :) ~Shiloh

Ebenezer Forest Farm said...

Oh and...


Happy Birthday Mrs. Cochran!

Mikaela said...

Thanks for the recipe--my sister and mother are both gluten free, so I'm always anxious to find new GF recipes. We have coconut flour, but I don't think we've ever made anything substantial with it, so I'm excited to give this a try!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Cochran!!!! The Lord bless you!!!!!!! We love you!

Cochran Family said...

I'm glad you all are excited about the recipe!! It has become one of our favorites!!

We just recently started using coconut flour (the past couple months) and have really enjoyed the things we've made with it. I'll try to remember to post more recipes. :)

As far as the health benefits go, it's gluten free, very low carb, supposedly lowers the calorie content of food, and aids in digestion health as well as helping to balance blood sugar levels.

Blessings!

~Savannah