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Baby’s First Smash/Birthday Cake

Written by COA Nutrition Team On January 24, 2020

If you’re looking for a healthy cake without added sugars or oils for baby’s first birthday, this is your recipe! This cake is cute, tasty, whole grain and perfectly smashable.

INGREDIENTS

Fruit puree

  • ½ cup sliced peaches peeled
  • 1 banana

Batter

  • ½ cup fruit puree
  • ½ cup buttermilk or milk + 1 tablespoon lemon juice (let sit for 5 minutes to make “buttermilk”)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Frosting

  • 1 cup organic cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup optional for guests

INSTRUCTIONS

Fruit puree

  1. Blend fruit together in a food processor until liquefied.  This gave us 1/2 cup of fruit puree.

Batter

  1. Whisk your fruit puree, milk, egg, and vanilla together.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine whole wheat flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  3. Slowly pour your liquid ingredients into the dry and mix until the dry ingredients are all wet.
  4. Pour your batter into a greased 6-inch round pan (Double ingredients to make a double layer).
  5. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, or until you can stick a knife through the center and it comes out clean.

Frosting

  1. Frost your cake or cupcakes and top with fruit.

Tips of the Month MOBILE

Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

Build time-saving habits

There are plenty of little habits you can build while cooking that will make you more efficient. For example, rinse prep dishes as you go to make washing them easier or move them into the dishwasher as you’re working. You can also create a scrap bag or bowl where you discard skins, odd bits, or anything else you might throw away while cooking – this way you don’t have to lose your flow walking over to the trash can. A huge time-saver: prep bowls. Measure out your ingredients beforehand and set them out in prep bowls. That way, once it’s time to use them, you can just grab the bowl and pour.

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