The joy of seeing your baby eat his first cake is priceless! I know that you can give them basically anything to eat once they’ve hit the age of one but that didn’t mean I wanted to! I made a carrot, pineapple, applesauce cake! It came out very moist and yummy! Seriously, I really liked it! I topped it with a low sugar cream cheese frosting which he seemed to totally love!
Kyler’s Birthday Carrot–Pineapple-Applesauce Cake
1 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs (or 1/2 cup prepared egg substitute)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar (can use less)
1/2 cup white sugar (can use less)
1 1/2 cups finely grated (about 4 large)
One- 8 oz can of crushed pineapple, undrained
1/4 cup applesauce
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 inc square or 7 x 11 inch oblong cake pan.
Then Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt into a large bowl.
In another bowl, beat the eggs with the oil, then blend in the brown and white sugars.
In a third bowl, combine the carrots, pineapple with its juice, and applesauce.
Beat the egg-oil mixture into the dry ingredients. When well blended, stir in the carrot-pineapple mixture. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cake is risen and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out dry.
Then add Cream Cheese Frosting of your choice!
He loves to share! He tried giving Daddy and I both some of his delicious cake, too sweet! 🙂