Happy Birthday!

After a critical blog last week, it’s time for something light and fluffy. Last week there was a party in our studio, Klaas turned one year old. Despite the fact that I of course rationally know he won’t remember anything from the festivities last Tuesday, I still thought it was important to put him in his best (romper/onesie), he got the best gift, and that I baked him the best cake!

After reading the book ‘Baby-Led weaning’ written by Gill Rapley, Koen and I started with the ‘Rapley-method’ half a year ago when it came to solid food. In short, your baby eats what you eat, not pureed, no added sugars, no added salts, and no honey (until the age of one). So, for Klaas’ birthday I made him a cake that met those conditions. You can find the recipe below:

Recipe for a Rapley-birthday cake

250-gram self-rising flour
3 ripe bananas
2 teaspoons of orange/apple juice (fresh)
125g butter
2 large eggs
½ teaspoon of cinnamon.

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.
Grease a 23cm springform cake tin with olive-oil.
Smash the bananas and mix them with the juice, until it’s smooth.
Add the flour and the cinnamon and mix this smooth too.
Mix both bowls together.
Pour the mixture into the greased tin and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Let the cake cool down and start decorating! (with creamcheese, fruit for example). Happy Birthday!

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