Happy Birthday

June 21, 2011

Today our original flock is 1 year old.  We decided to bake an apple peanut butter cake with yogurt frosting topped with fresh strawberries and a sprig of mint.  The kids were very eager to help this morning.   The ingredients were incredibly simple.  I must say, it was not that easy finding a cake recipe without sugar.

We started out preheating the oven to 350 degrees and then cut an apple into tiny little pieces.  We decided to leave the skin on because it was for the chickens.

Next we added flour and baking powder, water and peanut butter and combined well.

We sprayed a non-stick cake pan with cooking spray and then shaped it into a small circle.

While the chicken cake was baking, we sliced up a strawberry and picked some mint from the garden.

 

Once the cake finished baking, we removed it from the oven to cool and transferred it to a plate.

 

Next we spread the organic plain yogurt on the top.  This would serve as frosting.

 

Finally, the kids put the strawberries on top and my son finished it off with the sprig of mint.

 

Next, we went outside to see the girls.  They were very excited!  As I placed the cake on the ground they could not wait.  Of course, there was a delay in giving it to them.  I, as always, split everything in two.  I do this to be sure that any treats are spaced far apart to ensure that all chickens get a taste, even those on the bottom of the pecking order.

Finally, we placed the cake in the run.  Everyone was very happy!  They seemed to love it!  In fact, there was such a frenzy that it was very difficult to take some pictures.

The girls really had a nice time.  Even broody Autumn came out to see what the fuss was outside the coop.  We checked for eggs and found some really beauties.  Here is what we saw when we opened the nesting box lid.

Tilly’s Nest Birthday Cake for Chickens

1 apple–chopped into small pieces
4 tbsp creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup of flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup plain organic yogurt
2 sliced strawberries
1 sprig of mint
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a mixing bowl, combine flour, water, peanut butter and baking powder.  Mix until well combine.  Next, mix in the apples.

Spray a baking pan with cooking spray then shape the cake batter onto the pan in a circular shape about 1 inch thick.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool.

Top with yogurt, strawberries and mint.

Photo credits:  Tilly’s Nest

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11 thoughts on “Happy Birthday”

  1. Thanks for your awesome blog! As a new chicken caretaker, I appreciate all of the information you have here. Quick question: where do you get the supplies for your chickens on Cape? Is there anywhere other than Agway?

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  2. Hi Eva! Welcome. Yes, as I live in Barnstable, I prefer the Cape Cod Feed Store in West Barnstable on Rte 149 behind the train station before you get to 6a. They can order things too for you. Very friendly as well! Hope that helps.

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  3. Happy Birthday girls!!! What a great cake, Melissa.
    @Eva-welcome to chickenhood and I agree Cape Cod Feed & Supply is a great store and the staff are fabulous.

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