Recipe Review: Healthy Birthday Cake!

I fell like Healthy and Birthday Cake should NEVER go together. I mean if its your birthday, you should indulge, right? Well, I saw this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie, and I had to try it. It’s not even my birthday, but who cares? Everyone loves cake from time to time!



  • 1 1/3 cups milk of choice (320g)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white or apple cider vinegar (23g)
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract (15g)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp veg or melted coconut oil (50g)
  • 2 loosely-packed cups spelt or all-purpose flour (or Bob’s gf, plus 1 tsp xantham gum) (240g)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup xylitol or sugar of choice (140g)
  • 1/8 tsp pure stevia, or 1/4 cup more sugar of choice
  • jam, frosting, sprinkles or Hannah’s Homemade Sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 F, and line two 8-in round pans (or one 13×9) with parchment paper. Combine first four ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk well. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and stir very well. Pour wet into dry, stir until just evenly combined, pour into the pans and immediately put in the oven. Bake around 22 minutes, or until cakes have risen and no longer look undercooked. 003

Allow to cool 10 minutes, then gently go around the sides with a knife and invert the pans onto large plates. (The frosting recipe I used is linked directly under the second photo of this post. If you use that particular recipe, I recommend frosting the cake just before serving.)


Here is her frosting recipe!

My thoughts?

Yum! The cake was super moist, and the vanilla flavor was fantastic! The frosting was delicious as well. I made mine with mixed berries because I didn’t have strawberries, but was thick and creamy!



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