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    We Love to Party — cake smash

    A Healthy Cake Smash Recipe for Baby's First Birthday!

    A Healthy Cake Smash Recipe for Baby's First Birthday!

    If you’re in the market for a healthy smash cake for your little one, I’ve got just the recipe for you!

    When I’m baking for myself you know I’m using #allthesugar and not skimping on the butter, but for my little ones I am much more health conscious. When my sister whipped up this awesome healthy smash cake for my nephew’s cake smash session I was so impressed! Be sure and scroll down for photos from his photo shoot. It was so much fun! The best part was grabbing a fork and helping him finish up the leftovers. Enjoy the recipe!


    healthy cake smash recipe for baby's first birthday by sweet chubby cheeks



    • 4 very ripe bananas
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 1/4 cup plain green yogurt
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon aluminum free baking soda
    • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 2 tsp real vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp cinnamon



    • 1.5 cups plain Greek yogurt. (the thicker the better. I like Fage or Greek God)
    • 1/2 cup cream cheese
    • sprinkle of cinnamon
    • Fresh fruit (optional)

    healthy cake for smash cake photo session by sweet chubby cheeks


    1. Mash bananas, applesauce, yogurt, egg, and vanilla in medium mixing bowl

    2. In separate bowl combine baking soda, flour, and cinnamon

    3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until just mixed

    4. Pour evenly into three 5" round cake pans, or two 8" round cake pans. 

    5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

    6. Let cool completely

    7. Whip frosting ingredients (greek yogurt, cream cheese, and cinnamon) together until smooth and thick

    8. Stack cakes on top of each other with small layer of frosting between layers. Frost the top and sides of the finished cake with the remaining frosting. Pro Tip: Always frost a completely cooled cake!

    9. Optional - top with baby's favorite fresh fruit in center of cake for a delicious decoration or grab one of our most popular cake toppers sold right here in the shop!

    And here's a look at the final product! Don't you just love those sweet little frosting covered baby toes?!

    smash cake recipe for first birthday photos by sweet chubby cheeks

    first birthday cake smash session by sweet chubby cheekshealthy cake recipe for baby's first birthday cake smash photo session by sweet chubby cheeks


    Bye for now!

    - Megan