A perfectly pink 1st Birthday Cake that is great for little ones on a low sugar diet.
So my girl is the big ONE and I wanted to share with you some of the details of her party that we had last weekend. First of all let me say we had so much fun with family and thank you to all who helped and attended! I was dead set on a super girly, pink 1st b-day party at about 9 months, so I did what all graphic designers do and made the invitation first. I know it’s a little insane to have it done 3 months in advance, but I was too excited to wait. Then I spent hours scouring the web and Pinterest looking for just the right ideas to pull this event all together.
I wish I could say it was as spectacular as an Amy Atlas soiree, who knows maybe it was? All I know is it looked great and everyone had a good time, which to me = HUGE SUCCESS! Anyway since I’m one of those super crazy moms who likes to limit and select exactly what my kid is eating I was set on making her cake. I decided to go with a low sugar applesauce cake, since I was going to save time and just make 2 batches of buttercream for her cake and the cupcakes. I changed up a recipe that my sister found online, we cannot remember exactly where she found it, but it turned out great and she even had a cupcake out of the cake batter too (since she’s vegan). Our daughter wasn’t quite sure what to make of her cake, or what to do with it for that matter but she ended up enjoying the little bit that she did try. This recipe is great for little ones on a low sugar diet, or anyone for that matter – enjoy and happy baking!
Yield 1 , 3 Tier Cake
- 1/2 c oil
- 3/4 c sugar
- 2 c flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 c natural applesauce
- 1/2 c milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350º and spray three 6" cake pan.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer combine the oil and sugar.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a small bowl combine the applesauce, milk and vanilla.
- Add the flour mixture and applesauce mixture alternately to the stand mixer until smooth.
- Divide the batter between the cake pans and bake for 20-30 minutes until golden and springy. Cool completely and spread a layer of icing on top of each cake layer, stacking as you go.
- Finish the top with icing and add sprinkles or candles as you desire.
Courses cake, dessert
Also as promised here are a few pictures of the details of the party: