Happy Independence day!  Celebrate with this delicious gluten-free cake and then fresh fruit to top it off in the design of an American flag.  Use this recipe for a treat even the kids will love:

4th of July Cake

1          cup brown rice flour

1          teaspoon baking soda

½         teaspoon baking powder

½         teaspoon cinnamon

½         teaspoon cloves

½         cup coconut oil, melted

1          cup coconut palm sugar, natural sweetener

1          free-range, organic egg

1          cup applesauce

Preheat oven to 300˚F.  In a small bowl, mix brown rice flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves; set aside.  In a large mixing bowl mix coconut oil and coconut palm sugar together until blended and then add egg and applesauce and mix well.  Slowly pour the flour mixture into the applesauce mixture and mix completely.  Bake in a well greased 8 X 8 inch Pyrex dish (try using coconut oil) at 300˚F for approximately 35 minutes.

Let cake cool and then frost with cream cheese frosting.  Using blueberries as “stars” and strawberries as “stripes” make an American Flag design on top of the cake and serve!

Cream Cheese Frosting

1          8oz package organic cultured cream cheese

1          stick organic, grass-fed butter

½         cup raw honey

2-3       teaspoons organic vanilla extract

Happy 4th of July!

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