Oh my gosh! How is it August already? I can’t believe how quickly summer is flying by. If you read our previous posts (you can catch up here), you know my 6 year-old daughter made a bucket list of things she wanted to do this summer. One of those items was to use the Easy Bake Oven Santa had brought her for Christmas. Yes, 7 months later, she had yet to use it!
Dani loves to bake with me so when Christmas rolled around this year she put an Easy Bake Oven on her wish list and was excited at the thought of making her own delicious cakes. One small problem. She’s gluten-free. A quick Internet search revealed there is a company that makes gluten free mixes for toy ovens so I went ahead and purchased the oven. I mean, Santa delivered her an Easy Bake Oven
Then I got to thinking, I could make my own gluten free mixes which would allow me to control what ingredients go into (or more importantly do NOT go into) the mixes. So we did our own recipe research and ended up with a delicious chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.
What You’ll Need:
2 Tablespoons Betty Crocker Gluten Free Bisquick
1 Tablespoon Organic Sugar
1 tsp. Hershey’s Unsweetened Cocoa
3/4 tsp. Butter, room temperature
2 Tbsp. Almond Milk
Mix flour, sugar, and cocoa. I had pre-mixed the dry ingredients into small plastic containers ahead of time so all Dani had to do is pour the dry ingredients in with the butter.
Add butter and milk. Mix very well. Batter will be thick.
Scoop batter into greased baking pan that comes with the oven.
Carefully place the pan into the oven (this required a little hand-on help from Mom).
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Remove pan from oven. I recommend leaving this one to the grown ups. It can be a little tricky getting that tiny pan out of the oven and it was hot!
Next is the fun part. After cooling for 15 minutes or so, frost and decorate your cake as desired.
Dani had so much fun making her own cake, she made two more the next day with a friend. It makes my heart happy seeing how much joy she gets from simple little activities and doesn’t have to miss out on a little girl tradition due to her gluten allergy. Next, she wants to try to make a red velvet cake, because she knows it’s her Mommy’s favorite. We’ll be sure to post that recipe when we come up with it. In the meantime, enjoy your weekend and savor the rest of your summer.