**this blog for paleo chocolate sponge cake has been written by my 8yo daughter Polly**

Hi it’s Polly here. I haven’t written a blog in a while so I thought I should. I love baking and this is probably the best chocolate cake that you could ever possibly make, but you probably know that from looking at the title.  

I started my cooking journey when I was about 2 years old and used to sit on the kitchen side mixing a few things in a bowl. I remember that it made me so happy. I started properly cooking alone when I was 7 years old.

Recently I went though my mums old cooking journal that she wrote before we went Paleo, and changed the recipes to make them Paleo friendly. For example, instead of gluteny flour I used almond flour, instead of normal sugar I used coconut sugar or honey.

This is how I invented my winning chocolate cake, which is the nicest cake I’ve made so far. I’ve made it for a few people’s birthdays, and even my really fussy friends ate it and loved it.


Ingredients for Paleo Chocolate Sponge Cake:

paleo chocolate sponge cake1 cup Ground almonds (But if they are fine then 1/2 a cup)
1/3 cup Coconut Sugar
1/4 cup Cacao
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/2 Tea spoon Bicarb
1/4 Tea spoon Vanilla powder (If using Vanilla Extract you will need 1 Tea spoon)
3 eggs

For Butter cream

100g Raw Butter
2 heaped spoons of Cacao
1 heaped spoon of Honey
1/2 Tea spoon Vanilla (If using Vanilla Extract you will need 1 Tea spoon)

Method for Cake:

– Preheat your oven to 170c

– Grease your tin 

– Mix Together Ground almonds, Coconut sugar, Cacao, Vanilla and Bicarb

– In another bowl Whisk together your eggs and Oil

– Put in tin

– Bake for 15-20 Min’s

Method for icing: 

– Soften your butter (But don’t leave it so long it melts)

– When it is soft add your honey

– Then add your Cacao

– Put into a piping bag and pipe on top and in the middle if you want 

Me and my mummy making Paleo Chocolate Sponge Cake

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Polly Tries Why I really like home schoolHi my name is Polly

I like home school because I get to choose more. This week I have been learning about Thailand and Emmeline Pankhurst. I would really like to go to Thailand this year.

I love my maths and English. l extra like my computing.

I get peace and quiet, but school was too noisy for me. I really like spelling tests.

I also like it because my teacher is my mummy.


**I added the photo, but this entire post was written by my 6yo. See here for more information on our decision to home educate, also please look out this week for a three month update!**

Polly TriesIntroducing Polly Tries!

My 6yo daughter Polly has been practising her typing skills, and would like to share with you her favourite things. 

1. I like getting my dojo’s* and getting my prizes like an Frozen bag that lits up the same colour  as your clouth’s.

2. My favourite colour’s are pink red and purple.

3. My favourite film is Despicale ME 2.

4. My favourite song is Let it go.

5.My favourite dojo is sleep all night.

6. When Granny and Grandad come for a sleepover it makes me really happy.

7. When I go to the cinema it makes me really happy too.

8. My favourite book is Inside out. 

9. My favourite game is Disney Guess Who.

10.My favourite toy is my Elsa toy.

11. My favourite treat is chocolate or a chocolate bar.

12. My favourite program is Topsy and Tim.

13. My favourite foods are banna’s and frozen peas.

14. My favourite places are the beach and the swimming pool.

*dojos are our points/reward system, which the girls earn during bedtime providing they do what is asked of them. It has certainly helped us with surviving the witching hour (well some nights)! I will be writing about this in depth another time.