"Healthy" Cake Smash Recipe

My daughters first birthday just passed on December 10th, I can not believe it has already been a year since I gave birth to this beautiful little human. I knew that I wanted to do some first birthday pictures along with a cake smash but I wanted to give her a healthier version of cake so I decided to start doing some research. Most of the "healthy" cakes that I found had bananas in them, she loves bananas so that's great. I also wanted to replace the butter with applesauce so we ended up making a healthy alternative to cake that turned out pretty great!


Photo Courtesy of   Janell Raymond Photography

Photo Courtesy of Janell Raymond Photography


4 ripe bananas

3/4 cup applesauce

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 eggs

1. In a medium bowl mix the mashed bananas, applesauce, eggs and vanilla.



2. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients together. Then add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and blend.


3. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and pour the batter into the pan. Bake on 400 for about 20 minutes.


4. Let your cake cool and then put your frosting on. You can make your own or buy frosting from the store. 


Turning one was a big deal in our house. This was our babies first taste of "cake" and she loved it. We had some great photos taken and had a fun party. If you are looking for a healthy cake to make for your child's birthday we hope this one will work and its easy enough to make.