Peaches are back! Finally I can find local, sweet and juicy peaches again, the Californian sun is working very well!! I want to use some of the peaches I bought at the farmer’s market to prepare a 1st birthday cake. That means no allergy (no eggs, no dairy, gluten free) vegan cake. With a lot of “no” and still a lot of taste:-)
This time I decided I didn’t want to cover the cake with any frosting, I just used peaches and few props for the decoration. Still beautiful and very simple. The way I like it!
Few fresh ingredients:
The procedure is super easy!
Peel the peaches and chop them in tiny pieces
With a fork mash the banana in a puree’
In a big bowl mix together the coconut yogurt with the Extra virgin oil of olive, the almond milk and the maple syrup. If the cake is not for a baby, you can also use soy yogurt (soy is not recommended for babies). If your baby has a nut allergy you can use coconut milk instead of almond milk. Also, maple syrup (a good organic one!!) can be substituted with agave nectar.
Mix everything in order to obtain a beige white cream. Add the fruit: peaches and banana.
Stir all the ingredients and slowly add the rice flour, the baking powder and the baking soda. Give a last stir to mix all the ingredients and pour the cake mix in a baking pan.
Final decoration on top: slices of one peach placed like the petals of a flower.
The oven is preheated at 400 F. Bake the cake for 40 minutes up to 1 hour. In my case I used an aluminum baking pan that required more time than expected (1 hour). The toothpick rule works as always: insert a toothpick in the center of the cake, if it comes out dry, the cake is ready!!
The final cake, thanks to the rice flour, is very soft. The natural sweetness of the peaches gives a very delicate taste. Perfect for a 1st birthday party or for a “no allergy” breakfast. Enjoy!!
If you are interested in other 1st bday cakes, check these recipes too: