Birthday Recipes (Most Popular)
This is a small chocolate cake for the healthier side of the population. Less sugar/carbs/calories than your average cake. If you substitute the egg for an egg replacer, and use different chocolate, then this recipe ends up being vegan as well. Very moist, and not too sweet. I enjoy this cake with a nice glass of wine after a long day. Topping option: melt 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1 TB honey, 2 TB almond milk (or regular milk), and melt for a nice creamy glaze.Submitted by MEL.A.COWAN
The flavours of my favourite shrimp jambalaya, but without the rice or okra common to the dish. I actually love this saucy mix on Israeli couscous or even pasta! If you can't find fish stock (I find cubes in Italian markets), use clam juice or vegetable broth. I use Creole Seasoning as my Creole seasoning.Submitted by JO_JO_BA
This truly is an "all-day" meat sauce, but it's almost work-free! The long, slow cooking makes even the leanest, toughest meat meltingly tender. If you prep the ingredients the night before and refrigerate, all you have to do is pop it into the crockpot in the morning and off you go!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
When you want a safe dessert to serve (or eat yourself) but don't want the fuss and bother of a fancy cake - this is for you! It's a little unusual in that it uses juicer pulp in place of grated carrots, but finely shredded and squeezed dry carrots work too. Adapted from The Gluten Free Vegan.Submitted by JO_JO_BA
This is a wake up in the middle of the night thinking about it good cake... or sneak a piece in the laundry room (when you should be ironing haha) cake... rich and golden buttery yellow, fragrant with ripe bananas, and topped with a sweet, yet tangy, thick glaze draped over it, this is some seriously delicious cake! Don’t be put off by the low baking temperature or the freezer step, both things keep this cake as wonderful as it is! After glazing, keep this sucker in the fridge, if you can wait that long!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
This pound-style cake made up the top layer of my dad's "Neopolitan Ice Cream" birthday cake this year. I'm a huge fan of Lorann's flavour extracts, I usually find them at Bulk Barn but candy-making suppliers will have them too.
If they're in season, substitute an equal amount of pureed fresh strawberries with 1/2 tbsp sugar for the jam.
This makes one (thick) layer.
My younger sister's all-time favourite cake: she's asked for it for birthdays, christmases, other people's birthdays, and we even made it as a second serving cake for my grandparent's wedding anniversary! She doesn't know it's low-fat, low-sugar or whole-grain, either! She insists on tub chocolate icing, I prefer nothing more than a little cocoa powder and icing sugar sifed over top, or sometimes cream cheese frosting.Submitted by JO_JO_BA