My daughter turns sweet sixteen next week.
We have bowed to her wishes not to throw a big party...sigh...
I would have loved to rent a room, invite all her friends, play music, have food, a photo booth, get her a gorgeous dress, and have her hair put up in pretty curls...sigh...but that's just not her.
It's tough to be raising someone who's not like me...I loved attention, and would have killed for a party!
She is not getting out of being taken to dinner on her big day, and we still have a few surprises for her.
I just don't know what to do about a cake.
Do I go against what I have been preaching for months now?
No flour, no processed foods...no sugar.
I have been making them things with honey, or 85% dark chocolate...but no sugar.
She has been our biggest hold out on going completely Primal.
As a former carb addict, I know it's hard to do, completely change what you eat.
She has not had the benefit of reading the science and the studies on why we changed, and she won't.
So what to do?
Do I stand firm and make her a coconut flour cake, hold the butter cream icing?
Or do I cave and buy her a pretty pink confection...that is what I consider poison on a fork?
Being a mom is full of difficult decisions...I never thought cake would be one of them.
I'm still thinking about it...and would be happy to hear anyone elses opinion.
Instead of sitting around ruminating, I made the kids chocolate coconut flour cupcakes to take to school in their lunches.
These are moist, yummy, and full of flavor.
|Chocolate Coconut Flour Cupcakes|
- 1/4 cup of butter (melted)
- 3 tablespoons of coco powder
- 1/3 cup of coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of aluminum free baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 4 eggs (beaten)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/3 cup of almond or coconut milk
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 1/2 cup of chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips
In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Whisk in cocoa and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Be sure to break up any clumps.
In a larger bowl, beat eggs with vanilla until frothy.
Add butter/cocoa mixture to eggs and beat until combined.
Add half of coconut flour mixture and beat on low for a few moments, then add almond milk and honey, beat in thoroughly.
Add remaining coconut flour mixture and beat on low, then use a rubber spatula to stir and make sure all ingredients are well combined.
Fold in the dark chopped chocolate.
Divide batter among prepared muffin tins and bake in center of oven for 15-18 minutes.
Cupcakes are done when the top is set and a tester inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 5-10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
I make these at least once a week...they are that good.
I hope you try these Primal cupcakes and like them too.