The smash cake. For those of you who don’t have a Pinterest account, the “smash cake” is a small adorable cake just for your one year old to make a huge mess with.
And while I’m all for messes and happy toddlers, I try to avoid food coloring whenever I can! I also, mainly due to my children’s highly sensitive teeth, avoid sugar as much as possible.
So I was determined to make a delicious cake that was mom and birthday boy approved!
First a couple of notes. I used whole wheat pastry flour. I absolutely love this stuff. It helps keep things lighter and fluffier without having to actually use white flour. I highly reccomend it for most of my baking recipes.
Also I used all organic ingredients. I don’t usually “promote organic” as I can’t always afford it myself and would hate for anyone to be discouraged from healthy eating. However I could taste a huge difference in this recipe (mainly due to the organic vanilla and bananas) so I just thought I would give a heads up.
And lastly I always try to give credit where its due. This cake was very much inspired by this post from Super Healthy Kids.
Okay! Now lets get to the cake 🎂
*2 mashed bananas
*3 teaspoons vanilla extract
*1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
*1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
*1 dash of Salt
*1 teaspoon baking powder
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Now for the “frosting”
*Heavy Whipping Cream
*1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Mix the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract in a bowl. Then I used an electric hand mixer until it resembles frosting! I swear this took about 10 minutes so be patient with it. If you have older kiddos they would LOVE to help you with this step!
(Also make extra because you will want to snack on this with strawberries 🙂 )
To top and make festive! Although you can obviously get creative and top with whatever fruit your little one loves most!
Thanks for reading and happy birthday 🙂