The 1st bday cake might be a tricky find. You want your little one to taste it (if not even play with it) so you have to pay attention to the ingredients’list. Since you started with solid foods you’ve been careful not to give him sugar or salt or cow milk. At the same time you would like to offer to the rest of the party a tasty and inviting cake. Tricky, I told you 🙂
That’s why even if my little Alex is not 1 yet, I’m already testing and trying 1st bday cake ideas for his birthday! and when I find a good recipe to put in the short list, it’s time to share it with you!
Today I prepared an apple, banana&yogurt cake: tasty, delicate and soft. No egg whites (they might be allergenic if you haven’t introduced in his diet yet), no butter, no milk, no sugar.
Simple ingredients, totally baby proof 🙂
We start cooking the apple chopped in pieces in a pan with 1/2 cup water, a piece of lemon zest and a small cinnamon stick. If you do not find a cinnamon stick, also 1/8 tsp of cinnamon will work.
Let the apple cook for 15 min, up until it is nicely cooked. Remove the lemon zest and the cinnamon stick. Place the apple in a long container with the banana and the yogurt and mix it with an immersion blender in order to obtain a nice puree.
In a large bowl, wish together the egg yolk with the agave (it’s optional. the banana will give a natural delicate sweet flavor to the cake. if you want you can skip the agave) and the oil. Add the banana/apple/yogurt puree.
Mix everything and slowly add the dry ingredients: flour, potato starch, baking powder, baking soda. The cake is ready to go in the oven at 400 F. for 25 min.
While the cake is cooking we can prepare a baby icing mixing together some cream cheese, apple sauce and 2 tsp of vanilla extract.
It’s time for the final decoration. I decided I wanted to go with a mini multi layer cake (2 layers) and with the quantities I mentioned I prepared 2 mini double layers cakes. Using a large glass I cut out from my cake 4 circles (I served the leftovers for breakfast the following day!!)
Using a cake stand to help me I started covering my first layer with the icing and I placed my second layer on top and finished the icing decoration. To give some color to my cake I used some tiny colored confetti on top, so tiny that they can melt in your baby’s mouth without any choking hazard.
And my mini double layer banana&apple cake is finished, ready to be tasted!
This is a healthy and delicate option for a 1st bday party, good for your little one and for the rest of the party too!
Enjoy! ciao, b