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This sugar-free baby smash cake is made with almond flour, oat flour, apple sauce, banana, and eggs! It’s topped with a dairy-free yogurt frosting, perfect for dairy-sensitive little ones!

baby smash cake slice on a plate

Sugar-Free Baby Smash Cake

Smash cakes are essentially a small personal cake for babies to enjoy and smash on their birthday! I knew I wanted to make my own for my son’s birthday and make it without any added sugar if possible.

This sugar-free baby smash cake was a huge hit with my little guy, and it’s super tasty for adults and kids alike to enjoy too!

The Ingredients for the Sugar-Free Baby Smash Cake

  • Almond and oat flour. I haven’t tried any other flours and can’t guarantee it would yield the same results.
  • Eggs. I haven’t tried flax eggs here, but assume it wouldn’t get as much of a rise in the cake.
  • Apple sauce and banana. To make the cake moist and naturally sweeten it!
  • Yogurt. I use culina coconut yogurt to frost the cake, but use whatever yogurt you like!

The Tools

  • 4 ” cake pans. I love the stacked look for a baby smash cake! You likely can also use an 8″ cake pan.

How to make the Sugar-Free Baby Smash Cake

  • Prepare the pans. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease two 4″ pans with oil.
  • Combine the dry ingredients and fold in wet ingredients. Combine the almond flour, oat flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Fold in the rest of the ingredients (except for the yogurt).
  • Bake the cakes. Divide the batter between the two cake pans. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until the cakes are baked through.
  • Cook the cakes for frosting. Remove from the oven and carefully transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Frost and decorate the cakes! Once the cakes are fully cooled, lightly frost one cake with coconut yogurt, before stacking on the other cake and frosting the entire cake. Top with your desired toppings and serve whole to your baby as a baby smash cake, or slice to enjoy!

baby smash cake with raspberries

How do you make this baby smash cake dairy-free?

Use coconut yogurt as the frosting rather than a traditional frosting! It will also keep it sugar-free if you use plain coconut yogurt.

Can you make this recipe egg-free?

You can try to make it with flax eggs! However, I haven’t tried it and can’t guarantee it will work. Though it will likely still come together, it probably won’t get as much of a rise.

Can you make this baby smash cake the day before? How do you store it?

You can! I made it the night before my son’s birthday party and it worked out perfectly. I stored it in glass, and then frosted it the next day.

What can you top this cake with?

  • Sliced strawberries
  • Chopped banana
  • Halved blueberries (whole blueberries are a choking hazard)
  • Raspberries
  • A cake topper!

Can baby easily smash into this cake? Or do they need any help?

It depends on how enthusiastic they are! I had to tear off a piece of the cake for my son to get him started and interested in the cake. From there, he was very happy and ate a lot of the cake.  I even saved some for snacks later and he ate it later!

baby smash cake with raspberries and cake topper

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Easy Sugar Free Baby Smash Cake (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 23
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This sugar-free baby smash cake is made with almond flour, oat flour, apple sauce, banana, and eggs! It’s topped with a dairy-free yogurt frosting, perfect for dairy-sensitive little ones!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup coconut yogurt (I use culina)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease two 4″ pans with oil.
  2. Using a large bowl, combine the almond flour, oat flour, cinnamon and baking soda. Fold in the banana, apple sauce, and eggs and stir well to combine until a batter forms.
  3. Divide the batter between the two cake pans and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until the cakes are baked through.
  4. Remove from the oven and carefully transfer to a cooling rack.
  5. Once the cakes are fully cooled, lightly frost one cake with coconut yogurt, before stacking on the other cake and frosting the entire cake. Top with your desired toppings and serve whole to baby as a baby smash cake, or slice to enjoy!
  • Category: Dessert

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cake
  • Calories: 853
  • Sugar: 18.2g
  • Fat: 25.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 80.9g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Protein: 24.9g