Your baby turning one is an exciting time and it's often tempting to get them a sugary cake. After avoiding foods high in sugar when weaning your tot, it's important to continue a healthy food regime. The last thing you want is your little one having an energy spike followed by a crash on their big day. Instead, celebrate your baby's first birthday with this healthy, sugar free smash cake recipe just for them. Don't be afraid to let them get stuck in and messy on their big day!
Cook time: 30 Minutes
Makes: 1 smash cake
4-5 ripe bananas, peeled
150g homemade or unsweetened applesauce (2 small apples stewed and blended)
300g whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons. pure, natural vanilla extract
230g cream cheese
50ml raisin juice (cover 50g raisins in warm water for 30minutes and use the syrup that forms)
2 teaspoons pure, natural vanilla extract
If you fancy adding some colour to the cake or icing, we suggest using the following natural methods to get your desired colours. With any fruit or vegetables you can stew and then strain them to obtain a concentrated liquid which will provide colouring:
Red – Beetroot, pomegranate or cranberries
Pink – Raspberries, strawberries, cherries, hibiscus or rose
Orange – Carrot juice
Yellow – Turmeric*
Green – Spinach puree (or other leafy greens), chlorella, liquid chlorophyll
*Only add around ¼ teaspoon to avoid an overpowering taste.
Weaning and Storage
This is a low sugar alternative cake. Under 1 year offer small amount as a finger food.
Our larger portion pots are perfect for storing any leftover cake pieces from this recipe.