Cooking Healthy with my kids and Butterless Butter Cake

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Baking and cooking with my kids is always so much fun but to be honest I need a break from sugar filled treats.  That is where Mom and Author Emily Rose comes in.  She has two cookbooks; HEALTHY HOME COOKING FOR KIDS and HAVE YOUR CAKE are made without butter, white flour and added sugar.

Here is just one example of the many recipes…


Butterless Butter Cake

2 eggs
1 egg yolk
¾ cup (185 ml) rice bran oil
½ cup (150 g) honey
½ cup (125 ml) orange juice
1 vanilla bean
¹⁄³ cup (30 g) dessicated coconut
1½ cups (240 g) wholemeal
(wholewheat) self‑raising flour

Preheat oven to 160°C (315°F) fan-forced.

Beat eggs, egg yolk and oil together until creamy. Stir in honey
until dissolved. Add orange juice.
Cut vanilla bean lengthways and scrape out seeds. Add vanilla
bean seeds to mixture – use the back of a spoon to rub seeds
against the side of the bowl to ensure they dissolve into the
mixture. Mix in coconut and flour.
Grease a 20 cm round tin with oil and line base with baking
paper. Pour in mixture.
Bake for 40 minutes.
Leave to cool in tin for 20 minutes. Remove and leave to cool
further on a cake rack.

More recipes like these and Emily’s cookbooks can be found here:
Have Your Cake (ebook); February 2012; $9.99; Available at,, and
Healthy Home Cooking for Kids (ebook); November 2011; $9.99; Available at,, and; Print edition coming April 2012.

Hi There, I'm Anjanette aka. @MommaYoung. I'm Married to my best friend and Mom to six wonderful kiddos, our house is nothing short of busy.. I keep toddlers entertained, drive the kids around town, keep my house clean (I'm so fibbing) and play with my food. Thanks for stopping by. Please Subscribe to so you don't miss a post.

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