I was just uploading some photos and content from my old blog and loved stumbling across these photos of Quinn. He is now almost 4 and I just can’t believe how fast time is flying. I can remember this day so clearly. Quinn wasn’t into getting dirty back then, so there was no big smash, but he sure did get a kick out of the new tractors we had placed on this cake.  And I mean, could he look any cuter in that outfit?! I miss that little boy so much. He was (and still is) such a bright light. I am so thankful for him that he picked me and made me a mom.

Four years later and we still use this recipe all of the time. Quinn actually asked for three things this year for Christmas; power tools, enough wood to build a bridge and a Chocolate Cake. That’s my boy 🙂  So at about 11pm on Christmas eve I was in the kitchen baking this cake and decorated it with fresh raspberries and shredded coconut for “sprinkles”

The Icing

My friend shared with me the recipe she uses on her brownies. It’s really simple and tastes fantastic.

Ingredients:

– 2 ripe avocados, peeled
– 1 cup cocoa
– 1 cup maple syrup

Directions:

1. Simply mix the ingredients together using hand beaters or a small food processor.

Quinn’s first birthday party is in less than two weeks! The theme is How Time Flies (aviator) and we will be serving up a different cake. Check back for another recipe and pictures of the event soon!


The Cake

Ingredients:

– coconut flour
– cacao powder
– baking soda
– celtic sea salt
– eggs
– coconut oil
– maple syrup
– water
– vanilla extract

Directions:

This delicious recipe is by the Paleo Spirit. Get the measurements and directions here.  I followed her steps for the two 5inch cakes, even though I used six inch cake pans. It turned out great, although I did have to add a tab bit more coconut flour at the end and mix again because the batter seemed a bit runny. See my three ingredient icing recipe below!

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