The Kids Menu - Recipes+ · Jul 2, 2014

Vanilla Pear Birthday Cake with Ricotta Cream Icing

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This new collection features both savoury and sweet Healthy Birthday Party Recipes, birthday cakes ideas, active party games, and suggestions for healthy prizes and totes.

Vanilla Pear Cake


3 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 large pear, chopped finely or pureed (if pureeing add lemon juice to prevent browning)
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup self raising flour

Preheat an oven to 180 degrees and grease a small cake tin (I used a giant cupcake mould to create the skirt shape).

Place egg whites in a small bowl and using an electric mixer, whisk on high until white and fluffy and soft peaks. Set egg whites aside.

In a medium sized bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together butter and sugar, add egg yolks, pear, lemon juice if not already added to pear, vanilla and flour and mix together on a low speed.

Once well combined, gently fold in egg white.

Place mixture in greased cake tin and place in preheated oven for 30 mins of until a skewer entered in the centre comes out clean.

Allow to thoroughly cool before icing

Ricotta Cream Icing


1/2 cup icing sugar
100g reduced fat ricotta
1 tablespoon coconut oil, room temperature (optional, but helps icing set and stay firm)


In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until smooth. Pipe onto cooled cake as desired. Store in the fridge until ready to serve

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