How to bake a healthy first birthday cake? Nothing beats homemade cakes because you can tweak the ingredients to your favor. Here is how to bake a healthy first birthday cake. This DIY cake will surely be appreciated by your guests because of how healthy it is and because of the personal touch it has. This is also safe to be consumed by your one-year-old child.
Why Go For A Healthy Cake?
Your child’s health is obviously your priority. There is always the stereotype that says cakes are unhealthy. This is not a part of that as the primary ingredients are very healthy, from the batter to the frosting and even the cake toppings. The mere fact that it is healthy means that you and your guests can enjoy it guilt-free. This is also an amazing smash cake for your kid’s first birthday. Smashing the cake is a birthday tradition in which the infant grabs for handfuls of cake and then eat them.
This is a great choice because of how easy it is to make. The first thing you need to do is to mix the wet ingredients in one bowl, the dry ones in another, and then stir them all together in order to create the cake batter. The ingredients for the batter include:
- 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
- A cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
The frosting only requires a cup of organic cream and a tablespoon of pure maple syrup mixed together. The fruit puree needs half a cup of peeled and sliced peaches and one whole banana.
How To Make It?
Form the batter by mixing the fruit puree, milk, egg, and vanilla together in one bowl. In another bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, the baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix them well together until everything is wet and there aren’t a lot of clumps.
Prepare your baking pan by greasing it. It should be round and about six inches. You can simply double the pan and the ingredients if you want to add more layers to the cake.
Bake the pan at three hundred and fifty degrees for about twenty to thirty minutes. You can check if it is already cooked by sticking a knife or a toothpick into the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready. Once it is cooled, you can add the frosting and then top this cake off with some sliced fruits. You can also add that classic “number one” candle to signify your child’s first birthday. This cake has no sugar, oils, and artificial flavors. It is absolutely safe for your kid.