Easy Healthy Smash Cake Recipe

This easy healthy smash cake recipe is absolutely delicious & naturally sweetened with no sugar or flour or milk added. It makes a perfect first birthday cake recipe for babies & for any occasion where the healthier cake can be served. This birthday cake recipe is an inspiration from my 2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.

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Healthy First Birthday Cake

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This super healthy smash cake is loaded with healthy & naturally sweetened dates. With no flour or sugar or milk, this makes a perfect choice for babies. And guess what it hardly takes 15 minutes and I love the fact that the cake batter can be made in just one bowl or a blender with just a few ingredients. No special skills required and is super easy. This was a super hit in our house and my daughter enjoyed it to the core.

What you need to make these easy healthy smash cake recipe?

Here are some simple ingredients that are mostly available in your pantry:

  • Dates – Being the main ingredient for this recipe, dates act as natural sugar, gives colour and a healthier alternative. I have used a generous cup of Medjhool dates soaked in hot water for up to 2 hours depending on how hard they are. Alternately, you can also use the homemade dates syrup.
  • Eggs – An essential part of the recipe that helps to get a soft and fluffy texture. You can replace eggs with banana and flaxseed to get the same texture. I have used 3 eggs in this recipe. You can replace it with one banana and 1/2 cup flaxseeds.
  • Peanut Butter or Almond Butter – A dairy-free alternative to get the cake dough consistency and adds flavour to the cake. I have used a generous cup of homemade peanut butter in this recipe. Almond butter works best if there is any peanut allergy.
  • Baking Soda & Salt – A tbsp of baking soda and a pinch of salt acts as a leavening agent helping in raising while baking the cake.
  • Vanilla Essence – I have added a drop of vanilla essence to give flavour and aroma to the cake. You can choose to use your preferred flavour.

Instructions to make Healthy First Birthday Smash Cake

My favourite part of this easy healthy smash cake recipe is the making of the cake. It is completely mess free as you can just toss in all the ingredients into the blender and give it a couple grinds to make the cake batter.

  • In a blender, add soaked dates along with hot water and blend well till it is a smooth paste.
  • To this add rest of the ingredients and mix well or give a grind in the blender to form a smooth cake dough.
  • Preheat oven for 350 degrees.
  • Pour in the cake dough into a greased 8 inch cake pan.
  • Optionally you can choose to add nuts, raisins, or cut fruits to it before tossing it into the oven.
  • Bake the cake for about 15 minutes until you see the brown crust.
  • Cooldown completely and you can choose to use your favourite frosting. I have used a light chocolate ganache frosting.
  • Let your baby enjoy smashing and digging into this healthy cake!
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Tips

  • Use a food processor instead of a blender for an easy & smooth cake batter.
  • Replace eggs with a Banana & Flaxseed for a Vegan version.
  • Adjust Peanut butter if the cake dough is too watery.
  • Alternately, you can bake on a gas stop on a preheated cast iron or a crockpot.
  • Make sure you have introduced the ingredients separately to your baby and the baby is not allergic to eggs or nuts.
  • You can choose to use yogurt frosting or plain whipped cream or even fruit jam tastes wonderful on this healthy smash cake.

FAQs – Easy Healthy Smash Cake Recipe

1. What is the point of a smash cake?

On account of baby’s first birthday, smash cake made at home or store-bought is put in front of baby and let them play or smash or eat or let them do anything with it overloading with cuteness. And a few cute pictures are clicked as a memory by parents. Choosing a healthy smash cake lets you stay worry free even if your baby consume a lot of smash cake.

2. What size cake is best for cake smash?

Typically, smash cake goes between 2-3 layers of 4inch or 6 inch cake with frosting. So any size between 4 inches to 8 inches is an ideal size for a baby smash cake.

3. Can baby eat cake first birthday?

While the US dietary guidelines do not recommend giving sugary foods such as cakes and candy for kids under 2 years, it is ok to let your child enjoy their first birthday cake with or without sugar. As most of it just goes with smashing and playing, some kids do not even touch the cake. Both my kids did not smash or make a mess, instead just enjoyed a small bite.

4. What can I use instead of cake smash?

Here are some alternatives you can try for cake smash:

5. Are smash cakes safe?

Most babies wont even touch or eat smash cakes. If you are tryly worried about the artificial sugar or ingredients added in store bought cakes, try this easy healthy smash cake recipe at home.

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Easy Healthy Smash Cake Recipe

Rashmi Madhwaraj
This easy healthy smash cake recipe is absolutely delicious & naturally sweetened with no sugar or flour or milk added. It makes a perfect first birthday cake recipe for babies & for any occasion where the healthier cake can be served.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people (family)

Equipment

  • Food Processor/ Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup (250g) Dates Medjhool dates are preferred as they are soft
  • 3 Eggs You can replace it with one banana and 1/2 cup flaxseeds for Vegan version.
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
  • 1 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1-2 drops Vanilla Essence

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, add soaked dates along with hot water and blend well till it is a smooth paste.
  • To this add rest of the ingredients and mix well or give a grind in the blender to form a smooth cake dough.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour in the cake dough into a greased 8 inch cake pan.
  • Optionally you can choose to add nuts, raisins, or cut fruits to it before tossing it into the oven.
  • Bake the cake for about 15 minutes until you see the brown crust.
  • Cooldown completely and you can choose to use your favourite frosting. I have used a light chocolate ganache frosting.
  • Let your baby enjoy smashing and digging into this healthy cake!

Notes

  • Use a food processor instead of a blender for an easy & smooth cake batter.
  • Replace eggs with a Banana & Flaxseed for a Vegan version.
  • Adjust Peanut butter if the cake dough is too watery.
  • Alternately, you can bake on a gas stop on a preheated cast iron or a crockpot.
  • Make sure you have introduced the ingredients separately to your baby and the baby is not allergic to eggs or nuts.
  • You can choose to use yogurt frosting or plain whipped cream or even fruit jam tastes wonderful on this healthy smash cake.
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2 thoughts on “Easy Healthy Smash Cake Recipe”

  1. The recipe for the healthy smash cake is quite easy to follow as per your article. Cakes are always caoted with too much cream and too much sugar which is sometimes unpleasant for children since it could lead to teeth problem. This cake is made with easily available ingredients such as dates, eggs and peanut butter. There’s no need to starve your child a cake when you have this easy healthy smash cake recipe. Enjoy.

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