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Birthday Cake For…..ME!

 It was my birthday today, so yesterday was spent making my own cake! The upside of having to make my own cake of course , is that I get to choose what it is 😉

After a quick root around some of my favourite sites, I quickly settled on this cake from The Petite Kitchen. I made a few small changes to the recipe, being from Wexford, where our fabulous strawberries are currently in season, I really wanted to include them. Wexford strawberries are simply the best!


Strawberry & Banana Cake topped with Lemon Curd


3 Large Ripe Bananas WP_20150509_019

4 Tbsp Honey

1 Cup Cashew Nuts

1 1/2 Cups Spelt Flour

2 Large Free Range Eggs

3/4 Cup Coconut Oil, melted

1 1/2 Cups Chopped Strawberries

1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Tsp Baking Soda


1/2 Cup Full Fat Cream Cheese

2 Tbsp Melted Butter

Lemon Curd



Preheat the oven to 160C, grease and line a tin, I used an 8″ cake tin.

Add everything except the strawberries to a food processor and process until smooth. Fold in the strawberries gently.

Pour the batter into your cake tin and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

Leave the cake to cool in the tin before transferring to a plate.

To make the cream, combine the melted butter and cream cheese and whisk until creamy, spread on top of the cake.

Then add the lemon curd. I garnished it with another mouth watering Wexford strawberry, sliced.


The end result was delicious; a dense, nutty cake that was very moist due to addition of the strawberries. The combination of cream cheese frosting and lemon curd on the top was beautiful. Definitely a cake I would make again.



14 thoughts on “Birthday Cake For…..ME!

  1. Ah so delicious Nicola and well done you for making your own cake! I haven’t had a birthday cake in four years cause no one bothers to make/get one but next year I’ll take a leaf out of your book and make my own. Strawberries and lemon curd in a cake, what could be better?! 🙂

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