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First Birthday Smash Cake

This First Birthday Smash Cake is super moist without any added sugars or oils for your baby's first time eating cake. This cake is healthy, tasty, and perfectly smashable!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Baby's First Birthday Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 baby
Calories 1178kcal



  • 1/2 cup fruit puree
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Fruit puree

  • 1/2 cup peaches see notes for other options
  • 1 small banana


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup optional


Fruit puree

  • Blend fruit together in a food processor until liquefied.  You will need 1/2 cup fruit puree for the batter


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


  • Whip cream until light and fluffy. Stire in maple syrup for added sweetness.
  • Frost cake and decorate with fresh berries or sprinkles. Refridgerate until your baby is ready to smash!



Makes one 6 inch cake (20-30 Minute cooking time), 12 mini cupcakes (10 minute cooking time), or 6 regular size cupcakes (~15 min cooking time)
Fruit Puree Options:  You can use applesauce, pears, banana, strawberries, mango, or peaches.  These can be fresh, frozen or canned.  Just bring to room temperature before pureeing.  


Serving: 1cake | Calories: 1178kcal | Carbohydrates: 147g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 335mg | Sodium: 1444mg | Potassium: 993mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 2533IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 535mg | Iron: 8mg