Healthy First Birthday Cake Recipes – Sugar Free

Healthy First Birthday Cake Recipes


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!

Healthy First Birthday Cake Recipes –
Sugar Free Applesauce and Banana Cake

Healthy First Birthday Cake Recipe

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

Preheat the oven to 325 deg F (160 deg C).
In a bowl, combine the flour, wheat germ, baking soda and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, combine the applesauce with the mashed bananas and 1/4 cup milk.
Pour the applesauce mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. If the mixture seems dry, you can add up to another 1/4 cup milk.
Pour into a greased 9″ x 9″ square or 9″ round pan and bake for around 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The cake is ready when a sharp knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.


Healthy First Birthday Cake Recipes –
Sugar Free Carrot Cake

Carrot cake for baby's first birthday

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
pinch salt
10 fl oz (1 1/4 cup) water
6oz (3/4 cup) raisins
6oz (3/4 cup) sultanas
1tsp cinnamon
1/2tsp nutmeg
8oz (1 cup) carrot, grated
4 fl oz (1/2 cup) sugar-free applesauce

Preheat the oven to 375 deg F (190 deg C).
Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Pour the water into a small saucepan and add the raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon and sultanas.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 mins.
Put the grated carrots into a bowl, then pour in the liquid mixture. Then, add the applesauce and stir the mixture thoroughly.
Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly.
Pour the mixture into a greased pan and bake for 45 mins to 1 hour, until a sharp knife inserted into
the centre comes out clean.

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.

Healthy First Birthday Cake Recipes –
Spiced Banana Cake With Dried Fruit

Sugar Free Banana Cake Baby Food Recipe

8oz (2 cups) whole wheat flour
4oz (1/2 cup) raisins
2oz (1/4 cup) sultanas
4oz (1/2 cup) butter
1tsp cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten well
3 medium bananas, mashed

Preheat the oven to 360 deg F (180 deg C).
Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, then stir in the cinnamon.
Next, stir in the mashed banana, beaten eggs and dried fruit.
Pour the mixture into a greased loaf tin.
Bake for around 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until a sharp knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Healthy First Birthday Cake Recipes –
Banana and Blueberry Cake

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!

Baby's banana and blueberry birthday cake

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.

Preheat the oven to 350 deg F (175 deg C).
Put the first seven ingredients into a large bowl and mix them together.
Add all the rest of the ingredients and stir well until thoroughly combined.
Grease a 9 inch cake tin and pour in the mixture.
Bake for around 50 mins to one hour, until a sharp knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Cool in the tin for 20 mins, then turn out on a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the cream cheese frosting in the photograph…

Stir together one 3 ounce package of cream cheese, 1/4 tsp of vanilla and 2 1/2 tbsp regular frozen apple juice concentrate (thawed). Spread over the top of the cake once it’s cool.


Healthy First Birthday Cake Recipes –
Organic Honey and Ginger Loaf

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.

Organic Honey and Ginger Loaf

10 oz (2 1/2 cups) whole wheat flour
6 oz (3/4 cups) unsalted butter, softened
8 oz (1 cup) organic honey
2 eggs
8 fl oz (1 cup) milk
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger

Preheat the oven to 325 deg F (165 deg C).
In a bowl, combine the softened butter with the honey.
Beat in one egg. When thoroughly incorporated, beat in the second egg.
Pour in the milk and mix well.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and spices.
Combine the dry ingredients with the wet, stirring until just smooth.
Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan.
Bake for around one hour, until a sharp knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out on a wire rack to cool completely.

If you wish to use the confectioner’s sugar as a topping, sprinkle on once the cake is cool.

Want to make baby’s cake look extra special with only natural and healthy ingredients? Learn how to make

Homemade Food Coloring

Is your baby on a wheat free diet?

Check out our Wheat Free Birthday Cake Recipes

Fancy something completely different for baby’s first birthday?

Check out the fab Fruit Pizza recipe on our blog

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