I searched high and low to find a cake recipe for my daughter’s first birthday that wasn’t full of sugar or flour. She’s eaten mostly organic for all of her life so far, and I didn’t want her hyped up on sugar or with a stomach ache on her birthday! I also hate baking, so I wanted to use a recipe that was simple and not time consuming. This cake is ridiculously easy and adapted from the Organic 2 Ingredient Baby Muffins recipe I made recently. I actually had a really hard time finding a recipe for frosting so for the two “smash” cakes I made her (one for her actual birthday and one for her party), I used two different types of frosting. Please note that this cake is very dense and will not simply crumble when “smashed”. It is not fluffy, so my daughter mostly picked chunks off of it rather than smashed it. It was perfect for what we needed it for and I will definitely be making it again!
For the final cake, I used a 4 inch springform pan for each layer. Each layer is 1 recipe, therefore to achieve a 2 layer cake, I had to make the muffin recipe 2 times.
I tried out the recipe a few times before her birthday so I knew what to expect.
This is what it looked like made in a 6 inch pan:
I initially put parchment paper under it to make sure it didn’t stick, however you do NOT need to use parchment paper or grease your pan as this recipe does not stick at all.
Before purchasing a 4 inch pan, I had intentions on using a 6 inch and was going to make 4 layers. Using a smaller pan gave me thicker layers, so I ended up making a 2 layer cake in the end.
For my daughters actual birthday, I used a small 6oz container of organic Greek yogurt and a few tablespoons of organic powdered sugar (ahh her first time eating pure sugar!) I poured the frosting over her cake, and decorated it with organic sprinkles.
For her birthday party, I made a pink buttercream icing by adding organic beet juice to an organic buttercream! Please forgive me for my terrible frosting skills! You can find her birthday candle and more like it in my Etsy shop!