First birthday cakes are my favorites: I love finding a recipe that works both for the baby and for the rest of the family&friends.
As we are officially in spring, I think you will appreciate this lovely carrot & orange beet cake with cashews frosting. It’s super delicious! I would definitely suggest it for any birthday, at any age 😉
The cake is vegan, aka no dairy + no eggs. In addition to that is refined sugar free, I only used the natural sweetness of dried fruit and apple syrup (recently I’ve been using and loving the Dolcedi’ apple sweetener by Rigoni Di Asiago).
I recently fell in love with orange beets, I put them everywhere…and I added one to the cake mix too 🙂 I’m happy I did it because it very well balances the sweetness of the carrots.
The cake is super moist, you will be surprised. The reason behind are the almonds: they give moist and a lovely nutty touch.
The frosting itself should have a separate post 😉
I prepared a vegan cashews frosting. super simple and super creamy. it turned out so good that I spread the leftovers on some toast for breakfast, hi hi!
The overall combination (cake + frosting) is delicious.
As I was thinking about a 1st baby party, I simply prepared the cake in a rectangular shaped baking pan. I cut out a big square that I used to create a mini cake for the party boy/girl and I transformed the remaining cake in lovely cake bites for the guests 😉
Did I mention that the cake is super simple to prepare????
When you are organizing a 1st birthday (or any other birthday) party, the last thing you want to do is to spend one day preparing/decorating the cake 😉
Happy Birthday everyone!!!!