Yesterday Birthday #10: Bubs very fine outlook, always find good part.
After open birthday card contain check: Alli sent me thirty bucks! Woo-hoooo!
After open birthday card contain signature from sender: Great Grandma always chooses the best cards for me! Look: she must have remembered that I liked Spiderman when I was little. And there are stars on the envelope; look, isn’t this such a nice envelope? Can we save the envelope AND the card?
And this, all sincere: Woo-hooo! My 2nd birthday with diabetes! Now I’m pretty professional!
Sure, son pretty professional. Meanwhile, parent still surprised BG 394 1.5hr. pp. Surprised despite breakfast = Bubs’s favorite cake = Bundt cake. But whole wheat applesauce cake—could be health food 1983. But one ton brown sugar. But not many carbs more than usual oatmeal/maple syrup.
Very curious peek Ping history see if Bubs really entered bolus or maybe forgot in birthday excitement? Seriously: 394 w. insulin seem…? Impossible?
Same time, wish evolve into person not need figure everything out, learn let go, learn not need investigate every, every thing. Not think 394: that’s probably abrading his retinas**. Om.
This not medical advice: try this cake + see if BG turn freaky:
Little Birthday Bundt Cake
This doesn’t sound like much, and it’s very easy to make, and it is B’s favorite cake. This year I found half-size Bundt pans and so hooray: we had just 8 slices. Just right because I don’t want half of a cake sitting around screaming my name all day. 1/8th of this recipe has 55g CHO. To make a normal-size Bundt cake, obviously you’d need a standard-size Bundt pan and to double the amounts of everything.
measure into a sifter on a plate:
1.5c white whole wheat flour, 2tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg (about 1/5th of a nutmeg), ½ tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. baking powder
whisk together into a large mixing bowl:
½c sugar, 3/4 c brown sugar, 1/2c grapeseed oil (or whatever neutral oil), 2 medium eggs (or 1.5 large eggs), 1T vanilla, 1c applesauce (preferably at room temperature)
- Heat oven to 350. Very very thoroughly butter and flour (or spray with Baker’s Joy) the adorable 1/2-size Bundt pan
- Sift the dry ingredients into the sugar-vanilla-applesauce bowl
- Gently mix until just combined
- Pour and scrape the batter into the prepared pan
- Bake for 45 minutes. It should be dark brown and firm to the touch. If it’s not, bake ten minutes more and check again. And so on. This cake usually takes much longer to bake than I think it’s going to
- Cool the baked cake on a rack in the pan for five minutes; remove from pan and cool completely
- Pretty: dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving
8-slice cake perfect this birthday. Breakfast: family of 4 one slice each. Have friend over after school: 3 boys one slice each. Remaining slice: halve. Half for lunch box, half for lunch box next day or for lord over brother then magnanimous give to brother.
**It is extremely unlikely that this is how things happen—I’m still not reading about those parts of this
MORE CAKE SCIENCE:
Leighann make same cake, accidentally leave out all brown sugar, report cake still delicious!
Bigfoot make again, omit granulated sugar, use brown sugar only = just as good as original. AMAZE!