The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.


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Gluten Free Coconut Cake

I have yet another gluten free recipe for those that are health conscious or even people who just want a delicious guilt free treat. It was actually my dad’s birthday last weekend, so I knew I had to make something that was gluten free (since he’s gluten free) and I found a recipe online on how to make a coconut cake. I decided to make my own little twist on the cake and to make it slightly healthier than it already was.

I made this into a coconut lemon cake which turned out to be absolutely delicious. This cake has eggs and a bit of butter, so it isn’t dairy free. BUT, I used fresh dates instead of sugar, so it was also sugar free. Also, don’t be intimidated about using dates. I am definitely not a big fan of raw dates (opposed to my dad who can eat them all day), but you can’t even tell that dates were used to replace the sugar.

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Father’s Day Vegan Gluten Free Dessert

So last weekend it was Father’s day and it is always a little difficult for me because my dad is vegan and gluten free.

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Last year I made a vegan pie cake that looked like a shirt and tie, but his year I wanted to make something even more healthier but still delicious. So I took my original vegan pie cake recipe and made a few changes. For one, I made this dessert without any processed sugar. Instead, I used natural coconut sugar. I also used almond flour and coconut flour instead of just almond meal. Also, for more flavor, I added some chopped walnuts and chocolate chips.

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I baked this dessert in a pretty porcelain pan and when it came out of the oven and cooled slightly, I drizzled it with a glaze I made out of coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon!

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Although I didn’t decorate this dessert up like last year, I think it still came out great considering that I made this dessert much more healthier! My dad really enjoyed the dessert!

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Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Hi everybody!Last weekend I made something I have wanted to make for a long time – chocolate peppermint whoopie pies! I also decided to make these whoopie pies because pi day was a couple of weeks ago as well!

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I also made a YouTube tutorial on how to make these treats, so please check that out below. And I would really appreciate it if you subscribe to my channel- TheBakingOwl

The recipe can be found on my recipes page or on this link. Also, for the mint filling in the center, all I did was add 1/4 tsp. of pure peppermint extract to a batch of plain buttercream. I got the mint green color by adding a bit of green gel paste food coloring to frosting.

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These whoopie pies were really delicious and I gave a few of them to my neighbors, and they said that they loved them! The filling was piped on with a medium sized star tip.

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I hope you guys like these whoopie pies! Please follow my blog if you enjoy reading posts like this!

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