A healthy version of the traditional smash cake. Instead of the typical birthday sugar bomb, try this sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan baby smash cake recipe. Great for baby's first birthday celebration!
1cupnon-dairy milk(we like soy, almond, or cashew)
1 Tbspvanilla extract
2 teaspoonbaking powder
1 teaspoonground cinnamon
1 1/2cupscashews(soaked for at least 2 hours)
To make the cake:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease pan(s) of choice: one 8" or 7" round, or two or three 4" rounds. If using three 4" rounds, the cake will just have smaller layers.
In a high-powered food processor or blender, add the dates, bananas, soy milk, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Blend until creamy and smooth.
In a separate bowl, combine the oat flour with cinnamon, baking powder and cinnamon.
Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well combined. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.
Fill 2/3 of the way into prepared pans. Depending on what size you choose, you may have excess batter. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
To make the frosting:
In a high-powered blender, combine all ingredients and puree until creamy and smooth.
Let the frosting chill in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use.
Let the cake completely cool, then slice with a serrated knife or cake knife to even the layers for even stacking. Frost, stack the layers, then continue to frost the rest of the cake as desired.
For best results, frost the cake right before serving or keeping the cake in the fridge until serving to keep the frosting hard.The cake is topped with fondant decorations purchased from Etsy. This recipe was first published in 2019 and updated based on feedback in March 2021. The original recipe is below! Cake: 1 3/4 cups oat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1 cup strawberries, sliced 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup milk (we like soy, almond, or cashew)Frosting: 1 1/2 cups cashews (soaked for at least 2 hours) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup milk of choice 2-3 datesTo make the cake: In another bowl, combine mashed bananas, strawberries, vanilla, and milk. Mix wet with dry ingredients. Pour into 3 x 4-6 inch round, greased cake pans and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. While the cake bakes, make your frosting!<To make the frosting: In a high-powered blender, combine cashews, lemon juice, vanilla, milk, and dates until smooth.Let the frosting chill in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use. Let the cake completely cool, then stack the layers adding frosting in between.
Recipe printed from Plant-Based Juniors at plantbasedjuniors.com