If you’re looking for healthy first birthday cake recipes, then you’ve found the perfect place! These recipes are sugar free – yes, it IS possible to make a yummy cake for your baby without adding any table sugar at all!
Your baby will probably have been introduced to most of the ingredients in these recipes by his first birthday – with the possible exception of eggs.
If your baby has NOT been introduced to whole eggs, then you might like to think about giving them to him just prior to his birthday. If they do trigger any kind of reaction in your little one, at least you’ll be aware of this beforehand. It would be awful to have him experience any problems caused by his birthday cake!
You may notice that some of our recipes for baked foods call for salt. Ordinarily, of course, we wouldn’t recommend adding salt to baby food (here’s why) – but in some recipes salt is necessary because it reacts with baking powder to help the product rise!
8 oz (2 cups) whole wheat flour
1 tbsp wheat germ
1 heaped tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
6 medium, ripe bananas – mashed
8 fl oz (1 cup) sugar-free applesauce
2-4 fl oz (1/4 to 1/2 cup) soy milk
This cake is deliciously dense and fruity and our children love it still… many of them way beyond their first birthday!
8oz (2 cups) whole wheat flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
10 fl oz (1 1/4 cup) water
6oz (3/4 cup) raisins
6oz (3/4 cup) sultanas
8oz (1 cup) carrot, grated
4 fl oz (1/2 cup) sugar-free applesauce
Note: We usually use an 8″ pan for this recipe, but in our picture, we used a 10″ square pan to create a thinner cake that we could cut into fingers. If you wish to do the same, then reduce the cooking time to 30 to 45 mins.
8oz (2 cups) whole wheat flour
4oz (1/2 cup) raisins
2oz (1/4 cup) sultanas
4oz (1/2 cup) butter
2 eggs, beaten well
3 medium bananas, mashed
What we love about this recipe – apart from the fact that it tastes AMAZING – is that there are no complicated techniques involved in its preparation. You just put everything in one bowl, mix it all together, and you’re done! If you have little baking experience and you’re worried about making a mess of baby’s first birthday cake, then this is the recipe to try – it’s almost foolproof!
4 oz (1 cup) old fashioned rolled oats
5 oz (1 1/4 cups) whole wheat flour
4 oz (1 cup) all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
good pinch of salt
6 medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
4 fl oz (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup blueberries, chopped (use fresh, or frozen berries thawed and drained)
4 eggs, beaten well
6 fl oz (3/4 cup) frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed*
*You can use regular apple juice concentrate instead for a sweeter result, but do bear in mind that the recipe will be a higher in sugar than if you use the unsweetened variety.
To make the cream cheese frosting in the photograph…
Here’s a wonderful recipe for your baby food connoisseur! This cake is sweetened with honey (please note that this recipe should NOT be used for babies under one year of age) and has a warming, spicy flavour (as in spicy-aromatic, not spicy-hot!). The texture is deliciously moist and the recipe calls for 100% whole wheat flour, so it contains plenty of whole grain goodness for baby and friends!
Note – we cheated a little with this one for presentation purposes as it’s topped with a very fine dusting – less than 1/4 teaspoon – of confectioner’s (icing) sugar. This, of course, is not at all essential to the recipe and can be omitted or replaced with a sugar free frosting.
10 oz (2 1/2 cups) whole wheat flour
6 oz (3/4 cups) unsalted butter, softened
8 oz (1 cup) organic honey
8 fl oz (1 cup) milk
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
If you wish to use the confectioner’s sugar as a topping, sprinkle on once the cake is cool.
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