There is a somewhat recent tradition of giving babies their own little cake on their first birthdays, and letting them tear into it. It’s cute and messy and makes for great photos. But if you’re concerned about the huge sugar intake of that moment, or maybe your baby doesn’t even like cake, or maybe you’re just into switching things up a bit, here are some ideas that are a little more healthy, and just as fun.
Gluten Free Raspberry Truffle Chocolate Ganache Cake. Kenmore’s in-house chef Kari Karch, shows you how to make a delicious ganache cake that is perfect for families with a gluten allergy.
Carrot Cake. This sweet vegan recipe makes one lovely mini carrot cake. Mix all of the ingredients in a mug and then throw it in the microwave. Top it with a bit of healthy cream cheese frosting, for a perfect little serving just for your baby.
Frozen Yogurt. How about a scoop of this strawberry rhubarb frozen yogurt for your baby’s first birthday treat? Adorn it with some sprinkles, and top it off with a little candle.
Baked Fruit. Baked fruit, like apples or pears are a perfectly healthy treat for a little one. Dress them up with a fancy sauce and serve it to your happy baby.
Watermelon Cake. If you carve a watermelon just right, and frost it with whipped cream, and embellish it with fruity decorations, it looks just like a beautiful round cake.
Grilled Fruit. Firm fruits turn out so good on the grill, as Bobby Flay demonstrates in this how-to video.
Banana Split. A banana split just might be the perfect birthday treat for your little one, especially this one with a colorful fruit salsa for the topping.
What us your baby’s first birthday treat going to be?
What do you think? Fun & Healthy First Birthday Cake Alternatives