Cake Time · Free From · Party Food · Pudding

Baby’s First Birthday Cake


(No refined sugar)



For the cake

4 eggs

1 cup melted butter

4 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp ground cinnamon

3 cups whole wheat flour

6 tsp cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

4 large bananas, smoothly mashed

12 dates, diced

2 cups full fat milk


For the topping

2 cups double cream

1 tsp vanilla essence

Sliced fresh fruit




  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200. Grease and line two 18cm cake tins
  2. Crack eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk in the melted butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Whisk until pale and slightly fluffy
  3. Sieve in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, folding them in gently. Fold in the banana and dates. Finish with adding the milk and fold until fully combined
  4. Pour the mixture into the tins and place in the oven for 30-35 minutes
  5. Allow to cool completely before sandwiching and topping with well-beaten cream, spiked with vanilla, then decorate with the fruit slices



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