Mafe Maria: Personal stories by autism parent mentor, Maria Stultz

Sweet Cake

Since he started making GF pizza with me, little petirrojo is showing an interest in cooking. This week he started compiling a book of daily experimental recipes, and after two so-so tasting desserts, he asked yesterday for my input. I helped him plan his next experiment (what kind of thing are you going for?… A drink?… Something spongy and cakey?). He decided to bake “something cakey”, and I coached him on the right ratios for a muffin. He made all the decisions within the framework and came up with a delicious “sweet cake”.

Sweet Cake (an SCD muffin)

I was surprised by the rising power of Joaquin’s recipe and loved the flavor, and I wanted to have sweet cake again for breakfast. It was so cool to bake with my little enano this morning, and we used the opportunity to record a tiny tutorial to share Joaquin’s recipe.

Dry Ingredients

2oz nut flour
1oz unsweetened dry coconut
0.5 tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt

Liquid Ingredients

1 egg + 1 egg white
1 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut milk


Combine dry and liquid ingredients
Pour batter in a greased muffin pan and place chopped blackberries on top of each muffin.
Bake at 377ºF for 15 minutes

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