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Baby's First Birthday Cake

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.

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baby's First Birthday Cake


Fruit puree

  • 1/2 cup sliced peaches peeled
  • 1 banana


  • 1/2 cup fruit puree
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup


Fruit puree

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


  • Whisk your fruit puree, milk, egg, and vanilla together.
  • In a separate bowl, combine whole wheat 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.


  • Frost your cake or cupcakes and top with fruit.


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)