The Gender Cake

by HEAB on July 2, 2010

So, it’s official. CD and I are having a…


and to celebrate, we had a cookout at my mom’s house last night. I brought the cake. :)

First I used my butternut squash fudge recipe to make the cake layers…


Simply mix one can of pureed butternut squash with 1 box of brownie mix. Then spoon the brownie mix into two round cake pans and bake in a 350° oven for 35 minutes. One of my friends taught me to always cut out a round piece of wax paper and stick it to the bottom of the cake pan with a bit of butter (or coconut oil) to keep your cake from sticking to the pan. Works great!


Next up, I thawed out my favorite Coconut Milk ice-cream for about 10 minutes and then used a little over 1/2 of the pint as the cake filling. I then frosted the entire cake with TruWhip and used dark chocolate chunks for the topping. CD dared me to make a gender specific design…I totally could have managed a chocolate chip penis, but a chocolate chip vagina proved to be too much of a challenge. So, I simply went with Girl. 😉


We dined on spinach salads with buffalo ranch grass fed burgers (add 2 TBSP wing sauce and 1/2 packet ranch seasoning to 1lb beef – thanks for the inspiration J. Bean!)…


and lots of cake…


Thanks to everyone for your kind words and encouragement thus far, and many thanks to my family for celebrating with us last night. CD and I couldn’t be more excited!


Oh, and yes, we have a name picked out, but it’s a secret. :)