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
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.