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a special birthday cake

January 21, 2014

birthday candle

Part of being a great hostess is to know your guests.  Today, so many people have dietary restrictions and part of good entertaining is taking the special needs of your guests into consideration. 

Recently, I needed to come up with a birthday cake for a special birthday dinner where the guest of honor had some dietary concerns.  The solution I came up with was quick, easy, and delicious.

Angel food cake recipe

I served an angel food cake with a fresh berry topping and a Nutella filling.  All the items were purchased in the grocery store and the dessert took very little time to prepare.  I chose not to make my own angel food cake since our local grocery store offered one in the bakery section that cost less than the price of the tube pan I would need to purchase to bake my own.

Made with just sugar, flour, and egg whites;  angel food cake is a great alternative to a traditional birthday cake for many special diets.  As an optional filling, I sliced the cake horizontally with a serrated knife and spread one side with Nutella.  For the strawberry topping, I hulled and halved a pound of strawberries  – heated them up slightly in a pan on the stove with a tablespoon of sugar and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.  Easy, tasty, and all ready for a birthday candle! 

caramel walnut biscotti

And, so quick…I had time to bake up some biscotti.  With an impending snowstorm, what is better than biscotti by a fire?  This batch is caramel walnut…

biscotti by a fire

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you enjoyed sharing my ‘special’ birthday cake recipe. 

Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie

Category: food & festivities, recipe | Tags: , , | 1 comment

  • BB says:

    Delicious AND very special!