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We spend the entire first year of our baby’s life doing what we think is best for them nutritionally.

Make sure they take vitamin supplements if they need them, breastfeed or provide formula for nourishment and when the time comes we make organic babyfood so that they have clean food in their bodies.

Whatever options you choose because there are plenty, you can be sure we always have their best interests in heart. Why should baby’s first taste of cake be any different?

Considering they are still so itty bitty?

While the whole “organic” and “natural” thing may be a bunch of mumbo jumbo to most people, my family included, I drive them nuts with it. But, they are starting to understand why it’s a concern for me.

I say don’t deprive children because after all they ARE children but, live life with the motto of 80/20.

And if it’s still mumbo jumbo, I’ve been told that we survived just fine beforehand sooo, it’s entirely up to you! These recipes are just as good if you decide to not make it organic and much cheaper too!

Well, in March of 2011, Mimi turned 1 years-old! I made her an organic yellow banana cake! Some of you have asked for it and some of you lovely folks may have found this through good ole Google… If you’re looking for Baby’s First Organic Birthday Cake recipe–here it is!



Baby's First Organic Birthday Cake Recipe
Looking for your baby's first taste of cake? Here's an organic cake recipe for you!
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
  1. 3 cups of organic flour
  2. 1 cup of organic softened butter
  3. 1 organic banana
  4. 2 organic/natural/free-range eggs (I prefer Eggland's Best) (If your child has a sensitivity to eggs, skip the eggwhites)
  5. 1 2/3 cups of organic white sugar or Stevia
  6. 2 teaspoons of aluminum free baking powder
  7. 2 teaspoons of pure organic vanilla extract
  8. 1 1/3 cups of organic milk of your choice
  9. 1 cup of organic vanilla/banana pudding
  10. 1/3 cup of organic olive oil
  11. 1 large bowl for wet mixture
  12. 1 smaller bowl for dry mixture
  1. Preheat oven at least for a half hour on 350.
  2. Use organic butter or spray to line your pan.
  3. Soften the butter then mix the butter, vanilla and sugar until creamy.
  4. Add eggs whites to the butter, olive oil, vanilla and sugar mixture.
  5. Add milk to wet mixture, mix well.
  6. On a separate plate, mash banana with fork until desired chunkiness. I prefer it really thin so I mash it until there are no lumps.
  7. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Which is flour and baking powder.
  8. Alternate folding in the dry mixture into butter/sugar mixture until it is completely mixed into a whole batter.
  9. Add mashed banana to the batter.
  10. Add a cup of organic vanilla or banana pudding to finished batter.
  11. Pour batter in desired pan and bake for 30-45 mins or until golden.
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If you prefer a chocolate cake just add 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, skip the banana and substitute an organic chocolate pudding cup instead of vanilla.


Organic Cream Cheese Frosting
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 1 tablespoon of organic butter
  2. 1 tablespoon of organic powdered sugar or Stevia (or equivalent after conversion)
  3. 1 tsp of pure organic vanilla extract
  4. 2 cups of softened organic cream cheese
  5. Any food coloring of your choice or you can use mashed strawberries or blueberries to add a bit of color and texture. (OPTIONAL)
  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well until fluffy with an electric mixer.
  2. Decorate as desired.
  3. Piping is optional.
  4. Fondant shaped into a "1" was solely for display purposes.
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Want to try it?

So there it is, I hope your little one enjoys it as much as Mimi did! It’s delicious, simple and nutritious. Happy FIRST Birthday to your little one!

Til then, cheers m’deres!





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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist and editor of lifestyle blog Whispered Inspirations. A social media junkie, travel-lover with insatiable wanderlust and an aficionado for fun gadgets, good eats and entertainment. You can find her on Twitter and everywhere else under @WhispersInspire.


  1. It's OK to be W says:

    TOO cute! I love it! Good and pretty good for her, eh?! :) Good job mom!

  2. Freebies 4 Canadians says:

    This cake looks so yummy! Happy belated 1st birthday to your little one!

  3. LaVonne says:

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing. I like to buy the organic cake mix in the box, but this is nice too. :)

    I am visiting from the Alexa blog hop. I hope that you have a nice week!


    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

    • Hi there, thanks for stopping by LaVonne! Yes, getting it from an organic mix is good too! Though, for baby's first I wanted to make it myself. I've only used the boxed once! You have a great week too and I'm OMW to visit you too!

  4. That cake is adorable! I like to feed my family as organically as I can, just wish it was a little more affordable! Thanks for sharing the recipe :-) (stopping by from the Alexa blog hop, by the way)

    • Hi Alysia, I do too and it does become very costly. I do buy local for fruits and veggies so that offsets the cost a bit. But, no problem! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Deanna T. says:

    I love the giant cupcake look! That looks simple and like something I could actually pull-off, and SO darn cute!

  6. Love the cake. It looks so yummy! Happy Birthday to your little one.

  7. Jessi Timmermans says:

    This looks really tasty!

  8. Kelly @ City Mom says:

    Wow Nancy! I absolutely love the look of this cake! I'm trying out this recipe next time I make a cake!

  9. What a sweet cake!! Just adorable, thanks for sharing your recipe with us! I'm following you now! :)

  10. Jessica says:

    I am trying to make this cake right now but I don't see in the instructions what to do with the olive oil, milk or pudding. If you get this, please respond today b/c I am literally making the cake right now.


    • You mix the "wet" ingredients first in a bowl. Which is the milk, eggs and oil. I use a mixer so, I'm not sure what you are using. I add the "dry" ingredients slowly into the "wet" to make the batter. I also use egg whites to make it lighter. Once the batter is ready, I add the pudding. Add me on Twitter as @WhispersInspire if you need more help! :)

      • Brittanie says:

        I attempted to make this cake and didn't see this comment and ended up adding the olive oil in step 4 and the milk would not incorporate. It would be helpful for future readers to edit the recipe. :(

        Also, the frosting tastes like straight cream cheese, not sure if that is how it is supposed to be, but just wanted to let other readers know.

        I really wished this would have turned out – it looked so good! :(

        • WhispersInspire says:

          Hello there, I am sorry that this did not turn out for you. The milk should be added to the wet mixture, I had changed it when a reader pointed it out to me. Adding all the wet ingredients and then folding the dry ingredients in should work and incorporate. My suggestion would be to use a hand mixer next time. The cream cheese is predominantly cream cheese, so yes, it should taste sweet but, like cream cheese. I have changed the name of the frosting so people know what to expect. Thanks!

  11. Jessica says:

    whoops! I thought the pudding was the filler in the middle of the two layers of cake. oh well. It still tastes delicious. I bet the pudding would make it a little lighter – the cake is a little dense the way I made it. I am making 4 layer little modern squares. I have twin boys turning one next week. Thanks so much for getting back to me!

    • NP, the pudding makes it very moist and soft! Either way, pudding makes for delicious filler! Get at me if you need anything else! And Happy Early Birthday to them! :)

  12. Howdy.

    Do I need to make any adjustments to this if I plan to make cupcakes instead of a cake?


    • Hi there Shana,

      The batter doesn't need to be adjusted, depending on the size of cupcake you choose, you may end up with a little more than a dozen. Good luck!

  13. So glad I found this! My little girls 1st Bday is this sat and I'm a horrible baker! But I'm going to give it a try!

  14. This looks great! I'm trying to find a baby friendly version of blue velvet cake with blueberries. http://pinterest.com/pin/74450200059687927/
    I'm thinking of doing this for my son's first birthday. I only feed him organic and he hasn't had any sugar so I would like to limit it as much as possible. If anyone knows of a recipe or has any suggestions, please let me know. I haven't done a lot of baking so I'm a little lost. Thanks!

    • That was her first taste of sugar too. :) If it's colored by the blueberries naturally you are good to go. Red Velvet is flour, cocoa and red (artificial) coloring. So, to avoid that the berries may just do that. Don't think it'll be a deep blue though. Good luck. :)

  15. Hi a friend suggested that I check out your site. How would you suggest doing a white cake all organic? I have a customer that is requesting an all organic white cake. Thanks!

  16. Hi, what is the filling you used? Could you share the recipe, please? Thanks!!

  17. So do you mix butter sugar and vanilla in one bowl, eggs oil and milk in another, and flour and baking powder in another? Then mix those in what order…and add pudding and banana in what order? I'm a little lost :)

    • Hi there Shelley, total mommy brain when I wrote this. I've added more details. You mix the softened butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Once that is soft and creamy, add the egg whites into this wet mixture. You should have your flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Fold the dry mixture into the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla mixture–until it becomes your final batter. If you dump the entire dry mixture in, there will be too many lumps. I find it comes out smoother when you fold it in.

      Once you have your FINAL batter, this is where you add the vanilla or banana organic pudding. Mix til smooth.

      Once you have that, you are ready to pour!

  18. For egg sensitivity, what do you do? Leave out eggs completely or only egg whites?

  19. Can we skip banana pudding?

    • Yes you can, I add it so that it makes the sponge more moist. You can substitute apple sauce or skip altogether.

  20. I'm going to try making this tonight, and I have a question that I'm unclear about. When you say "pudding" are you just adding the dry pudding mix or are you actually adding a cup of the pudding made up?

  21. Great, thanks!

  22. How large of a cake does this make? Also if I wanted to make it into cupcakes do you know if I’d need to make any changes?

  23. Hi there!
    Just gave the cake a whirl. Soooo yummy but pretty cooked on the outside and didn't cook on the inside. Any suggestions???

  24. how cute and the cake looks delicious, and so healthy. This would be a fun recipe to try!

  25. helene wilson says:

    I am making this cake for my grand daughter who is turning 1. I read the comment from shelly may 25th n jessica july 4th about when to do olive oil u replied how to do it, but when u redid recipe again no mention of olive oil.u say about WET ingred but never wrote WET u called it BUTTER SUGAR mix.i think u should go back n read all u wrote. You will see ur mistake. Thanx for reading.

  26. Now that baby is thrilled with her cake! The recipe sounds fantastic! Thanks!

  27. That is really a cute cake and I will remember.

  28. What a cutie – and the cupcake is special, too. I like shopping at Whole Foods for organic foods, it makes it so easy. I've learned quite a bit over time, too, about quality choices. I try to go by what is on sale and use coupons, etc. as I can't really afford much, but there are items such as flours, grains, eggs, etc. that are more affordable.

  29. I keep going back and fourth searching for where to add the milk at, you never say to add it, so was it a mistake adding it to the list or a mistake not putting it into the instructions? I am trying to make it for my daughters 1st birthday as well.
    Thank you and happy holidays!!

    • WhispersInspire says:

      I am so sorry, yes, you need to add the milk into the wet mixture with eggs, oil, etc. I\’ll fix it, thanks!

  30. Victoria Ess says:

    Thanks for sharing!! That cake looks fantastic! I agree that we need to rework our conceptions around what it means to be "deprived".

  31. I'm going to make the cake in this cupcake bakeware too. Do I need to double recipe???

    • WhispersInspire says:

      Hmmm, it\’s been a while since I used this bakeware. But, I believe so, since you will be making a base and top. :)

  32. I tried this recipe, making cupcakes for my son's first birthday. I halved the recipe and it made 14 cupcakes. I frosted them with organic whipped creamed flavored/colored with pureed organic blueberries. They turned out good, but quite sweet for my taste. If I make them again, I'd definitely reduce the amount of sugar. Overall though, I really liked this healthier option for his first birthday and he seemed to love it too! Thanks.

  33. kathy downey says:

    I would love to try this

  34. Hi! I’m making this for my son’s first birthday. For the frosting the ingredients say 1 lb of powdered sugar, pretty sure it’s a typo. Is it supposed to be a Tablespoon or cup?? Thanks! :)

  35. kathy downey says:

    Oh this is so sweet and looks delicious,thanks for the recipe

  36. This cake looks perfect Nancy! I'm going to give it a try tomorrow, I read through all of the comments and hope you've updated the recipe accordingly 😉
    I too will be using the XL cupcake pan so I just wanted to make sure if I was to double the recipe then?

    I can't wait to try it! My LO's birthday is Friday but we're doing his 1st birthday photoshoot tomorrow, thanks!

  37. kathy downey says:

    I just love the idea of a cupcake cake and being organic makes its as the more delicious

  38. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I'll bet she devoured this in seconds didn't she?

  39. Bethany's Mommy says:

    May I ask which giant cupcake pan you used and we’re these amounts enough to fill it?

  40. Bethany's Mommy says:

    May I ask which pan you used and this amount was enough? Thank you.

  41. hmrcarlson says:

    What a pretty cake and nice ingredients included, too.

  42. Have you tried replacing the oil with applesauce?

  43. Is the pudding just a dry box mix or do I need to cook the pudding and add it in? Also does the pudding need to be cold if I cook it or can I just put it straight in the batter after I’m done cooking it?

    • WhispersInspire says:

      It should be cold. You can go to Whole Foods and purchase pudding from there either dry mix or prepared. :)

  44. kathy downey says:

    I love this,starting baby out eating a nice healthy birthday.Neat idea for the cupcake

  45. I’m making this today. Practicing for my son’s wedding cake his fiancé asked me to make. They’re wedding is in September 2016 so I’m testing cake recipes. I’m leaving out the banana. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for posting!

  46. Fantastic cake recipe…..I'll have to bookmark it for upcoming birthday!

  47. Tayler Eastman says:

    I made this tonight and it turned out really good. The only thing I’d change is leaving out the olive oil. I also made a peanut butter frosting instead. The cake is super moist and I can imagine it’s easy for a baby to eat too.

  48. I read through the comments and am still unsure if this recipe makes a double layer cake or do I need to double the recipe? Thanks!


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