Well, I just couldn't find a cake that met my criteria - either they had sugar in them, or I tried to substitute the sugar for something else healthier and it didn't work out, or I tried a sugar-free cake and it didn't turn out good, so I was disappointed that I couldn't find a healthy b'day cake!
Then I found someone online who made banana ice-cream - I tried it and it turned out really well. :D And then elsewhere I found another recipe for banana cream - all I changed here was to sub stevia for sugar and leave out vanilla essence because I didn't have one without some nasty ingredients in it, and it's so tasty. :)
So here's my practice round for Aidan's b'day "cake" . . .
All you do is freeze a ripe banana - just don't use an overly ripe one whose skin has already gone black - the ice-cream will taste bitter (I used such a banana 'cause I was so impatient to try out this ice-cream to see if it works, that I used the only banana I had on hand). The recipe also said not to use a green banana, because it will make for a "green" tasting ice-cream.
- peel banana, chop banana into bite size chunks (I used 1 1/2 banana for this single size serving)
- freeze for 2 hours
- put in a food processor and blend until it turns creamy
Then it's basically ready to eat! It's so creamy, and really good actually. This must be one of the healthiest ice-creams ever!
I put the ice-cream into a mini silicone mould though, 'cause I wanted something that looks more like a "cake" with some shape instead of a bowl of ice-cream, so I froze it for another few hours - I accidentally forgot about it and so don't know how long it was in the freezer for, but I froze it until it was quite hard.
To get it out I loosened the edges of the mould and ran the bottom of the mould under warm water to get it loose, and it came out easily.
As for the cream, here's what you need (this is WAYYY more than you need for a little baby dessert, so use less if you don't like to eat the cream throughout the day). :)
1 cup fresh cream
15 drops liquid stevia
1/2 banana, mashed REALLY well until it's almost liquid with no chunks in it (add more banana if you want it more banana-y)
- add stevia and whip until stiff - make it as stiff as you like it
- mix in banana by hand, or for just 1 second mix it with your blender - you don't want to over-whip the cream
- scoop into ice-cream