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The Ultimate No Added Sugar Baby First Birthday Smash Cake

The Ultimate No Added Sugar First Birthday Smash Cake

The perfect added sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten and grain-free, first birthday cake for your baby's special day! Easy to make and so moist your baby will easily smash into it for those adorable first birthday smash cake photos!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 4 round baking pans (4 inches in diameter)
  • 2 round baking pans (8 inches in diameter)
  • Choose one or the other


Cake Batter

  • 1 cup Medjool dates (pitted)
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup almond or peanut butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

Coconut Whipped Frosting

  • 4 x 13½ oz cans of full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Place 4 cans of coconut milk in the fridge overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease round springform pans with coconut oil.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine dates and water and blend until smooth.
  • Add in the eggs, almond butter, vanilla, baking soda and salt and blend again until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the cake pans and smooth the tops with a spatula. Bake for about 25 min if using 8 inch pans, or for 10 min if using 4 inch pans, until lightly golden.
  • While the cakes bakes, remove the coconut milk from the fridge and turn the cans upside down. Using a can opener, open the cans from the bottom and discard the water that separated from the cream.
  • Scoop the thick cream into a small mixing bowl. Add the vanilla extract and whip with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Place in fridge until cake is done baking.
  • Remove cake from the oven and let cool completely. Remove them from the pans and stack each cake on top of another.
  • Immediately frost the cake, top with fruit if desired, and enjoy!


Store at room temperature for 2 days, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week.
Add in strawberry or raspberry chia seed jam between each layer for more fruity flavour!
Keyword added sugar free, baby first birthday cake, dairy free, gluten free, grain free, smash cake
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