Dinosaur Birthday Cake

  • Author: Tania Surrow Larsen - The Histamine Friendly Kitchen
  • Yield: 1 dinosaur cake enough for 10-15 people 1x


This cake is made from my “Naturally Green Histamine Friendly Muffins” recipe, see link above. The butter cream is adapted from a recipe I got from a friend of mine, where he has it from – I do not know.


Dinosaur Cake:

  • cake batter, see link to my “Naturally Green Histamine Friendly Muffins” recipe above.
  • 1 round baking pan (20 cm in diameter, 8 inches)
  • 1 rectangular baking pan (ca. 10 x 20 cm, 4 x 8 inches).

Butter Cream:

  • 150 g butter (soft)
  • 200 g powdered sugar
  • 40 g cream cheese, natural
  • 60 g mascarpone
  • lemon juice to taste (optional)
  • food color (kale juice, or other coloring agent)

Edible Decorations:

  • (white) chocolate chips
  • blueberries or other berries
  • m&m’s or somethings similar – not histamine friendly though.
  • Only your imagination sets the limits


  1. Turn on your oven, 180 °C (360 °F)
  2. Grease two baking pans, so the cakes are easy to remove when baked. You need one round baking pan (20 cm in diameter, 8 inches), and one rectangular baking pan (ca. 10 x 20 cm, 4 x 8 inches).
  3. Instead of baking muffins from the “Naturally Green Histamine Friendly Muffin” batter bake two cakes. One round, and one rectangular cake. Make sure to distribute the batter between the two baking pans, so that the height of batter is approximately the same.
  4. Bake the cakes for ca. 40 minutes. Use a tooth pick to check whether or not the cake is done. When it comes out clean, the cakes are done.
  5. Let the cakes cool down completely.
  6. While the cake cools down, you can make the butter cream. Add the (soft) butter and powdered sugar to a food processor, or a mixer. Mix till a white homogeneous paste has formed.
  7. Add the cream cheese and the mascarpone and give it a good mix.
  8. Add some fresh lemon juice, to taste (note: this is optional).
  9. Now add the color, bit by bit till you get the color you want. Note if you use kale juice, be careful, that the butter cream doesn’t get too thin.
  10. Place the butter cream in the refigerator, to firm up a bit.
  11. Cut out and assemble the dinosaur, see diagram above. The body of the dinosaur is made from the round cake and the head and tail from the rectangular cake.
  12. Place the dinosaur on the plate/board you want to serve it on (make sure the plate/board fits in your refrigerator). Put a little butter cream underneath the tail and head, to make it stick and not move around when you cover the cake with butter cream.
  13. Cover the whole dinosaur with about half the butter cream. Place it in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to let it firm up a bit.
  14. Then cover the dinosaur with a second layer of butter cream. Smooth out the butter cream as well as you can/want to. And place it back in the refrigerator till you are ready to decorate it and serve it.
  15. Decorate your dinosaur as you see fit 🙂 Serve, have fun, dig in and enjoy o/