Peach cake – no eggs, no dairy, no gluten – 1st birthday party idea

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:-)

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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!

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Few fresh ingredients:

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The procedure is super easy!
Peel the peaches and chop them in tiny pieces

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With a fork mash the banana in a puree’

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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.

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Mix everything in order to obtain a beige white cream. Add the fruit: peaches and banana.

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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.

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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!!

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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!!

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If you are interested in other 1st bday cakes, check these recipes too:

27 Comments

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    Christie
    June 6, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Love this recipe..! Great idea for a 1st birthday. I’m planning to do it for my baby girl. What size of pan did you use for this cake?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      June 6, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you!! I wish your little girl a wonderful 1st bday full of giggles and hugs.I used a small pan, 8 inches (20 cm) diameter. Ciao ciao, b

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        Christie
        June 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm

        Great! Definitely enjoying browsing through your recipes. Thanks for sharing so much..!

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    naz
    October 25, 2014 at 12:52 am

    hello! i’m your fan from malaysia- love your website and recipes so muchh!!! i hv a question.. can i substitute the coconut yogurt for coconut milk?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      October 31, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Hi! Thank you so much for watching BuonaPappa!! coconut milk will be too liquid, you need a thicker consistency. You can substitute coconut yogurt with soy yogurt. If you are not allergic to dairy you can also use any kind of yogurt you like. Greek Vanilla yogurt will work perfectly! I hope I was helpful, ciao! b

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        naz
        November 2, 2014 at 3:48 am

        Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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    Beth
    May 6, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    hello! I am so excited to make this, can I double it?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      May 19, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      Hi! Thank you for watching BuonaPappa! yes, you can double the quantities but you will need to bake the cake for more time. I would say 60/70 minutes. To check if the cake is ready insert a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes out dry, the cake is ready. Enjoy!!! ciao, b

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    Chitra
    December 2, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Hi Ms. Barbara I am from Malaysia and love to watch your cooking videos and tried some of your recipes. For my son’s 1st birthday I plan to bake your Peach Cake since its a vegan cake. I would like to know whether can i substitute Peaches with Apples

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      Barbara Lamperti
      December 2, 2015 at 11:09 pm

      Hi! I’m glad you like my recipes and I hope your little one will enjoy them! Sure, you can replace peaches with apples or pears or any seasonal local fruit with the same texture. Happy 1st Birthday to your son!!! ciao, b

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    Chitra
    December 4, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Thanks Ms, Barbara

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    Marion
    January 18, 2016 at 7:06 am

    I made this recently for friends. I didn’t have any coconut yoghurt so instead used more almond milk. To thicken the batter I used almond meal. It turned out OK. Although I didn’t get to taste any I’m told it tasted good especially for a vegan cake!

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    ana
    May 9, 2016 at 7:41 am

    hi
    can i use normal flour?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      May 9, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Hi Ana! yes, without any problem and I would keep a 1:1 ratio. The cake will have more body thanks to the gluten. Ciao!! b

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    Sandra
    July 6, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Hi Barbara, would it be possible to use honey rather than maple syrup?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      July 9, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      Hi Sandra! all depends on your baby’s age and if you already introduced honey in his/her diet. The general recommendation is to wait up until 12 months to give honey to a baby due to the possible presence of a bacteria harmful to babies. After one year your baby’s digestive system will be developed enough to cope with that bacteria, if present in honey. My suggestion is not to use honey for a 1st birthday cake if it is the first time you are giving honey to your little one. You really do not want the birthday cake to be the cause of an upset tummy or worse 🙂
      On the other side, if your little one already enjoyed honey without any reaction and is older than 12 months, you can easily substitute maple syrup with honey. Ciao!! b

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    Amy
    May 4, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Hi Barbara, I’d like to make this cake for my son’s first birthday this weekend. We are out of season for peaches (New Zealand) right now and I am wondering whether substituting for tinned peaches would suffice? Many thanks!

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      Barbara Lamperti
      May 4, 2017 at 3:29 am

      Hi Amy! first of all Happy Birthday to your little one!!!! for the substitution with a fresh fruit you are looking for a soft pulp fruit: apricots, plums, pluots, mango, strawberry (sweet!). Otherwise yes, the canned peaches will be fine. Try to find a kind with not tons of sugar inside 😉 Let me know how it goes!! ciao, b

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        amy
        May 4, 2017 at 7:32 am

        Thank you so much, Barbara! I will let you know. His birthday is Sunday. we really enjoy your recipes!! Amy

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          Barbara Lamperti
          May 4, 2017 at 5:29 pm

          My pleasure!! have fun at the party…and take TONS of pictures!!! ciao, b

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    amy
    May 6, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Barbara, I am sorry to bother you again but I would like to substitute rice flour with plain flour. I see that someone has already asked this and you said it is OK to sub and keep same measurements (1 cup of rice sub with 1 cup of plain flour)… I want to be sure I have understood that right as rice flour doesn’t rise so google tells me it’s half the qty is typical for substituting. Thanks again! Amy

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      Barbara Lamperti
      May 6, 2017 at 3:16 am

      Hi Amy!
      no bother at all!!! to be precise the substitution should be 1 Cup all purpose vs 3/4 Cup rice flour + 1/4 Cup of a starch like Tapioca Flour. so, for this recipe you should substitute the 1 Cup of rice flour with 1 1/4 Cup all purpose flour. That being said, I tried with the 1:1 substitution and it worked nicely too. The cake is very moist due to the fruit/yogurt so the tricky part is the cooking time. Every fruit has a different quantity of water so you will need to check at 40 min if the cake is ready with the trusted “toothpick” method 😉 Let me know how it goes!! ciao, b

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    amy
    May 6, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Thank you Barbara. I hope I am not contacting you in the middle of the night! However I appreciate greatly you getting back to me so quickly 🙂

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      Barbara Lamperti
      May 6, 2017 at 3:54 am

      LOL, it’s Friday evening here and I’m checking the last emails of the week. I have to say that usually it takes me weeks to reply to everybody (I always reply, but I cannot guarantee when) but you mentioned that the birthday party is this weekend and I really wanted you to have all the info to decide what to prepare 😉

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    Georgiana
    December 4, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Hello, if I make this cake for my boy (1 year old) he can have a taste? Is his 1th anniversary and I want to make the birthday cake baby friendly so he can eat some …..

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      Barbara Lamperti
      January 2, 2018 at 6:08 pm

      HI Georgiana! sure, the cake is baby and adult friendly 😉 I like sharing cake recipes that the whole family can enjoy! I hope you had a beautiful 1st bday celebration and a lovely Holiday break. Ciao! b

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