And another birthday!

Once the pink birthday is over the blue one begins.  Don’t you just love to see a pile of presents waiting for you in the morning?

Another fun packed day – more presents, more special birthday food and of course another birthday cake.

There was even a present from Sharkie the wonder budgie.  A bird sticker to add to our car – I guess he ordered it online while we were out one day.

I am continuing my rectangular cake challenge – how many years can I get away with making cakes that I don’t have to cut up to decorate – this year we have the Nintendo DSi cake.

It seems a bit boring being all dark colours – but that is what his Nintendo looks like.

This cake is actually a brownie slice (which has less flour than a normal cake recipe) and it works really well with gluten-free flour.  And it is extremely easy to make.

Gluten Free Brownie Slice

250 grams butter

1 1/3 cups plain gluten-free flour

2 1/4 cups sugar

3/4 cup cocoa powder

4 eggs

1/4 tsp baking powder

1. In a large bowl melt the butter.

2. Add the other ingredients and mix well.

3. Pour into a 20cm square cake tin or a medium slice tin which has been lined with baking paper.

4. Cook at 170 for around 50 – 60 minutes.  50 minutes will give a very gooey centre, 60 minutes still has a brownie consistency but will be a bit firmer.

5. Cool upside down on a rack for 5 mins before removing the paper.

You wouldn’t know that it was gluten free – it is delicious.

And now the count down until my birthday.  Only 10 more sleeps.

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