Today is the day my little one is turning a whole year old. I cannot believe this day is here already!
Just last year we were waiting for his arrival and now we are celebrating his 1st Birthday.
To celebrate his 1st Birthday, we decided not to have a big birthday bash for him. Instead we will celebrate small and take lots and LOTS of cute photos! 🙂
I did make him a birthday cake, though.
A Healthier 1st Birthday Cake
If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I am really picky about what is in the food we are eating. Specifically I am very conscious of the ingredients that are in the food my family is eating.
I wanted me son to have the celebration mode of a birthday cake, but I didn’t want him to have the refined, processed sugars or toxic food dyes. So, I decided I would make him a simple cake using ingredients I felt comfortable with, fruit for sweetness, gluten free, no egg, and no-dairy.
He absolutely LOVED IT! I didn’t serve him the whole cake. I found that he enjoyed it more when I cut a slice for him to eat. I served him some of the leftover cake as a snack for the next couple days, too.
A Couple Notes About this Cake
I have shared the recipe with you below. Here are just a couple of my notes. This cake as baked is more dense than a traditional birthday cake. Coconut flour tends to add a little more density to baked goods. I describe it as a lightly sweet banana bread.
Originally I was going to use organic whole wheat flour, but last minute I opted for organic buckwheat flour. If you want to use whole wheat flour, you can and it is the same measurement as listed below.
I also made two layers using a spring form pan. I poured half of the mix in the pan, baked it for 20-25 minutes. I made sure when I stick a toothpick in, it was clean, without any batter on the toothpick. I put the layers together with a little coconut whipped topping and banana in the center.
My son loved the coconut creme whipped frosting. It was so simple to make and he loved to eat it from a spoon.
I may or may not have eaten a lot of the leftovers myself, also! 🙂
First Birthday Celebration
If you make this cake for your little one, please please share it with me. I love to see when people are enjoying the recipes I share online. It is the biggest “thank you” to me. You can follow me and tag me in your photos on Instagram, @blossoming.motherhood.
I won’t make you wait any longer for the recipe. Here it is!
Dairy Free, No Added Sugar First Birthday Cake
No Sugar Added, Dairy Free, Egg Free Cake (for Baby’s First Birthday)
This birthday cake recipe is perfect for your little one's first birthday. I used this first birthday cake recipe for my Son's first birthday. It is naturally sweetened with fruit, has no eggs, and has no dairy.
- 5 ripe bananas
- 3/4cups organic buckwheat flour
- 3/4cup organic coconut flour
- 1teaspoon baking soda
- 2teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1/2cup no sugar added organic applesauce** ingredients should just say "organic apples" - You can also make your own.
- 3tbsp melted organic coconut oil
- 3teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1-2cups water for the batter if it is too thick**add water slowly in 1/4 c increments
- 2cans Organic Coconut Milk or Cream Chilled in the Fridge Overnight**Choose Cream or full fat for this, not lite.
- 1tsp quality vanilla extract**Do not make your frosting more than a few hours ahead of time, it will turn areas brown. If you need to make frosting the night before, wait to add the extract or omit it completely.
** Use organic ingredients whenever possible.