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Easy Sugar Free Smash Cake and Frosting Recipe

Smash cakes for babies are all the rage. Keep it healthy with this easy-to-follow recipe for a sugar-free first birthday cake and sugar-free frosting ideas.

Easy Sugar Free Smash Cake and Frosting Recipe

Your little one is almost one! Where did the time go? To celebrate this milestone occasion, you want to bake a birthday cake suitable for your tiny tot’s tender tummy. In other words, let’s dial back the processed sugar. Can you make a smash cake without sugar? Yes, you can! Check out this easy-to-follow recipe for a smash cake naturally sweetened using fruit.

Sugar-free smash cake: Ingredients

This sugar-free first birthday cake recipe gets its sweetness from apple puree and bananas. A few other baking substitutions also help to lend a sweet effect to the cake without the addition of processed sugar.

  • Bananas - You will want to use ripe bananas that are nice and yellow already.
  • Apple puree - Make apple puree or use a store-bought one. Just make sure that it is unsweetened.
  • Almond flour – Almond flour has a gentle natural sweetness to it and is a healthy addition to this sponge cake. If you are wary of nuts at this stage or prefer to use cake flour, you can easily swap out the almond flour for cake flour.
  • Eggs – These are an essential structural component of the smash cake. If you can’t use eggs, flaxseed powder is a great vegan egg substitute.
  • Oil – You can use coconut oil, sunflower oil, vegetable oil, or canola oil.

Sugar-free smash cake recipe

This sugar-free smash cake recipe is so easy to make. You don’t even need any fancy baking equipment. Just smash the bananas with a potato masher and you’re good to go. This recipe is sufficient for three six-inch layers of sponge cake.


  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 2 t baking soda
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1 cup apple puree
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 t vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 t cinnamon (optional)
  • 3 cups almond flour, or 1 ½ cups of almond flour and 1 ½ cups of cake flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
  2. Line three 6-inch cake tins with baking paper.
  3. Mash bananas with the oil.
  4. Mix in the baking soda and salt.
  5. Stir in the apple puree, beaten eggs, and vanilla extract.

Handy tip: Use a stick blender or immersion blender to combine all the ingredients thoroughly and make the mixture light and fluffy.

    6. Add in the flour and stir to combine.

    7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tins and place them in the oven.

    8. Bake for 30 minutes or until the sponges spring back to the touch.

Sugar-free first birthday cake: frosting ideas

Now that you have your sugar-free smash cake sponges baked and ready, it’s time to get frosting. There are several options of sugar-free or low-sugar frostings that you can use to finish off your easy smash cake recipes.

1. Whipped fresh cream

This is possibly the easiest frosting to use on your sugar-free smash cake. Simply buy a tub of heavy whipping cream, whip it up, and dollop it onto the cake layers. If your little one has a dairy allergy, you can have a look for dairy-free imitation cream.

2.  Cream cheese frosting

While this frosting does contain sugar, it is much less than traditional frosting recipes. Cream together 8 oz of cream cheese, 3.5 oz of butter, and ¼ cup of maple syrup

3. Yogurt

Most babies love yogurt, so you can use yogurt as a frosting for your no sugar added smash cake. You can color and flavor the yogurt by blending it with blueberries or strawberries.

Smash your little one’s first birthday celebrations with money-saving tips and deals!

This easy first-birthday smash cake recipe means that your one-year-old can smash their cake and eat it! If you want to stock up on affordable baking ingredients and party décor, search for a Save coupon book in your area to cash in on deals and savings for everything you need. And if you love saving money on everyday essentials, check out this post on how to save money on baby food.