Are you expecting your first child? Congratulations! Having a baby is one of life’s greatest blessings. Whether you have a hand in planning your shower, or know the person who’s hosting it – you’ll definitely want to add this tasty Funfetti Cake recipe to your baby shower menu. When cut just right, this Funfetti Cake becomes a great finger food dessert for you and your guests. Read on to grab the recipe + tips on pregnancy below!
Funfetti Cake Recipe:
2 Cups butter
1 Cup milk
¼ Cup sugar
2 Cups self rising flour
2 Tbsp vanilla extract
Vanilla frosting to taste
Sprinkles to decorate
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl mix the butter, flour, sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla.
- Spray a pan with cooking spray and pour the batter into it.
- Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 35 minutes.
- Let cool for 10-20 minutes.
- Top with vanilla frosting and sprinkles, then cut into finger-sized bites.
- Serve and enjoy!
For a richer flavor, add 1 tbsp of lemon extract to the mix.
Speaking of food and pregnancy – my absolute favorite book to refer to during both of my own pregnancies was What to Expect® When You’re Expecting. It answers every imaginable question expecting parents could ask and offers solutions for every pregnancy and postpartum symptom. During pregnancy your body goes through a whirlwind of changes, and it’s nice to have a handy reference book to understand each and every part of it.
The new 5th edition expands on the bestselling pregnancy book’s popular topics including updated eating trends, including raw (pp. 104–105), fermented (p. 112), and Paleo (p. 104). And all medical coverage is completely updated, including everything expectant moms need to know about the Zika virus.
Other chapters from What to Expect® When You’re Expecting that may be of interest are:
- Pregnancy exercises you can do anywhere, anytime (including at your desk) (p. 231)
- Choosing the right workout for two (from barre to Pilates, Crossfit to Spinning) (pp. 235–238)
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
- Pregnancy depression, panic attacks, and anxiety disorder (pp. 174–177)
- Managing stress (pp. 145–149)
- Safety of antidepressants (pp. 44–46)
- Postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD (pp. 495–503)
- Dad’s mood swings and depression, during pregnancy and postpartum (p. 176)
Labor and Delivery
- Expanded birth options and birth plans (pp. 323–328)
- Water births (pp. 326–327), home births (p. 17) and placentophagy (p. 362)
- Delayed cord clamping (pp. 416–418)
- The benefits of laboring down (p. 429)
- Inviting friends and family to the birthing room (pp. 388–390)
- More on VBAC and bringing down c-section rates (pp. 357–359)
- Gentle c-sections (p. 353) and breastfeeding after cesarean delivery (p. 486)
If you are pregnant or know someone who is – this book is a MUST read! The 5th edition has a fresh perspective, up-to-the-minute information and advice, and the same friendly, reassuring voice that has made the book a bestseller for decades. I can’t say enough good things about What to Expect® When You’re Expecting! I highly picking up a copy today.
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