Baby's 1st Birthday Banana Cake - No Sugar

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 20 mins

I wanted to feed Lucy cake on her first birthday but didn't want to introduce her to new foods on her big day. I also baked it ahead of time so she could sample the cake two to three days in advance in case of a reaction (I didn't actually decorate it until the day of her party). Recipe adapted from a blog called greenparenting (I reduced the egg white, and left out the walnuts/raisins suggested)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease and flour a 9 X 13 inch pan.
  2. Beat banana and butter until creamy.
  3. Beat in water.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat eggs until very foamy.
  5. Beat into mixture.
  6. Blend in dry ingredients.
  7. Beat until smooth.
  8. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
  10. Draw a cat head onto a piece of paper (approx 4 by 5 inches).
  11. Use cat stencil to cut out two cat heads.
  12. Frost top of one layer and place second cat head on top of first.
  13. Frost cake (use a sugarless cream cheese or sour cream filling).
  14. Decorate with cat face.
  15. Remove candy before allowing baby to attack cake.


Most Helpful

It should maybe be pointed out that Smarties in Canada are chocolate candies, similar to M&Ms but wider and flatter. (What US residents know as Smarties are called Rockets in Canada.)

anonymous23 July 16, 2008

I found this while looking for a lower sugar option for my baby. I'll make it and pop back .on to review. Thank you for posting!!

Kohtzy March 20, 2012

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