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Baby’s First Organic Birthday Cake Recipe

Baby's First Organic Birthday Cake on a stand with small pink flowers and blue striped kitchen cloth.

Baby’s First Organic Birthday Cake Recipe

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

Their health is important. We make sure they take vitamin supplements if they need them. Maybe we choose to breastfeed or we provide formula for nourishment. When the time comes we make organic baby food so that they have clean food in their bodies.

Then their first birthday starts rolling around. We start thinking about which recipe is the best baby’s first organic birthday cake recipe. Do we go natural or not?

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

A plate is adorned with vintage forks and small pink flowers.

The Best Organic Birthday Cake

The whole “organic” and “natural” thing may be a bunch of mumbo jumbo to most people. Regardless, if we live life with the motto of 80/20, we are already doing good.

Odds are that if you are here, you’re looking for an authentic baby’s first organic birthday cake recipe for your little one. Here a few more natural recipes. Like strawberry and blueberry jam, the best blueberry pie, and organic chocolate cupcakes with a secret ingredient to name a few.

Well, in March of 2011, Mimi turned 1 years-old! Feeling inspired to give her only the best, I made her an organic yellow banana cake. Since I think it’s the best organic birthday cake, I thought I’d share it with you all. Some of you have asked for it and some of you lovely folks may have found this through good ole Google.

Can you believe that Mimi is now 9 years old and she still asks for this cake? I decided to recreate it in 2018, so if you’re looking for Baby’s First Organic Birthday Cake recipe–here it is!

Cake stand with bananas on top while a 6 count of brown eggs are shown on a striped napkin.
Things You Will Need

  • 3 cups of organic flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of organic softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of organic milk
  • 1 organic banana
  • 2 organic/natural/free-range eggs I prefer Eggland’s Best
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 2/3 cups of organic white sugar or Stevia
  • 1 teaspoon of aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of pure organic vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of organic vanilla/banana pudding
  • measuring cups
  • cake stand
  • mixing bowls
  • “one” cake topper

For Frosting:

  • 2 sticks of organic unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of stevia or 4 cups of organic powdered sugar (to taste)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of organic vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp of organic cream or milk
  • 1/2 cup of softened organic cream cheese
  • 1 tsp of organic fruit colouring or you can use mashed strawberries or blueberries to add a bit of colour and texture

A bowl with natural sugar is poured onto butter in a mixing bowl for baby's first organic birthday cake recipe.

Vanilla extract is poured onto the butter and sugar mixture.

Milk is poured onto mixture in a bowl.

Milk is shown on top of wet mixture in a mixing bowl.

Prepare the Wet Mixture

After you’ve pre-heated the oven to 350 and greased your pans, you should start prepping your wet mixture. Soften the butter then mix the butter, vanilla, and sugar until creamy. Add eggs whites to the butter, vanilla and sugar mixture. Add milk next!

A gold measuring spoon is pouring baking powder onto flour.

Whisk is shown inside flour and dry mixture in a bowl.

Combine the Dry Mixture

The next step is easy peasy. Combine the 3 cups of flour and baking powder and baking soda. It’s pretty simple enough! Mix and combine well.

Small bowl is shown with sliced bananas with cake stand, eggs, napkin, and flowers are shown.

Banana is mashed with a fork in a small bowl.

Wet mixture is combined completely.

Banana mixture is added to batter in a mixing bowl.

Banana pudding is mixed into the batter.

Mash the Bananas

Grab those bananas and in a separate bowl or plate, use a fork to mash up the bananas. I like making the mixture really thin so that it mixes into the batter well. You can make it as chunky as you want! Then in a separate bowl, prepare the dry mixture.

Grab that dry mixture and start to add the wet mixture in.

Alternate folding the dry mixture as you add the wet ingredients. Once completely combined, add the banana mixture and mix in an organic vanilla pudding or organic banana pudding.

This is optional, of course, but, I think it makes the cake more moist.

Pour mixture into three 8-inch pans and cook between 30-45 minutes.

Cake stand with 3 stacked cakes beginning to get iced.

The top of the naked cake starting to get iced.

Full cake is completely frosted and iced ready to be decorating.

Baby's breath faux flowers are placed on top of cake. An optional look!

Ice, Ice, Baby

Take butter, organic cream or milk, organic sugar or stevia, cream cheese, vanilla extract and add to a bowl. Use strawberries, blueberries or beets for natural colouring.

You can also opt for a natural food colouring.

Stack your cakes and add frosting to each layer. Ice your cake and cover completely.

Now decorate as you wish

You can add faux flowers for a whimsical look. You can opt to use natural pearl sprinkles as I did, and add a wooden or metal “one” cake topper for aesthetic. The previous cake that I made, I used fondant to mold the number 1 but, did not eat it.

If you prefer a chocolate cake just add 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, skip the banana and substitute an organicย chocolateย pudding cup instead of vanilla.

Baby's First Organic Birthday Cake Recipe
Yield: 10 people

Baby's First Organic Birthday Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Cooling Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Looking for your baby's first taste of cake? Here's an organic cake recipe for you!


  • 3 cups of organic flour
  • 1 cup of organic softened butter
  • 1 whole organic banana
  • 2 whole organic/natural/free-range eggs, I prefer Eggland's Best (If your child has a sensitivity to eggs, skip the eggwhites)
  • 1 2/3 cups of organic white sugar or Stevia
  • 2 teaspoons of aluminum-free baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of pure organic vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups of organic milk of your choice
  • 1 cup of organic vanilla/banana pudding, I use organic prepared pudding or apple sauce or 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup organic unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 large bowl for wet mixture
  • 1 medium bowl for dry mixture

Organic Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 tbsp organic butter
  • 1/4 cup organic powdered sugar or Stevia, to taste
  • 2 tsp pure organic vanilla extract
  • 1 cup softened organic cream cheese
  • 1 tsp Any food coloring of your choice or you can use mashed strawberries or blueberries to add a bit of color and texture., OPTIONAL


  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 the 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. (optional)
  11. Pour batter in desired into 8-inch pans (3) and bake for 30-45 mins or until golden.

Organic Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well until fluffy with an electric mixer.
  2. Decorate as desired.
  3. Piping is optional.
  4. Use fondant to shape a number 1 or use a wooden cake topper or faux flowers

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

10 people

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

The "one" cake topper is added and the cake is topped with edible pearls, sliced and ready to serve.

A white plate surrounded by a napkin, vintage fork, flowers, and topped with a slice of cake.

Serve and Enjoy

Once it is prepped, you are ready to enjoy your cake with your little bundle of joy. Let them get in there, after all, it’s their first taste of cake. How exciting is that? For this cake, I kept the icing on the lighter side. No complaints yet!

The cake is finished and a little finger is trying to grab some icing.

Happy Birthday

So there it is, I hope your little one enjoys it as much as Mimi enjoyed her first birthday! I also hope that you’ve enjoyed this Baby’s First Organic Birthday Cake recipe. It’s delicious, simple and as natural as you want it to be.

Happy FIRST Birthday to your little one!

Take a look around and check out these organic recipes, you may just want to give them a try!

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Will you make this in chocolate or vanilla?

Let me know, til then, cheers m’deres!




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    1. Thanks Raylene! Well, it's okay for them! But, all in moderation I say! But, thanks m'dere! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Thanks so much!! My daughter just asked me to make my grandson’s first bday organic cake. we’ve been doing baby food but had no idea where to start on cake.

  1. Very nice! Thanks for sharing. I like to buy the organic cake mix in the box, but this is nice too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. 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!

  2. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ (stopping by from the Alexa blog hop, by the way)

    1. 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!

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

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

  5. What a sweet cake!! Just adorable, thanks for sharing your recipe with us! I'm following you now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 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.


    1. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 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!

    1. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. That was her first taste of sugar too. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 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!

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

  11. 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?

  12. 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?

  13. 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.

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

    1. Hmmm, it\’s been a while since I used this bakeware. But, I believe so, since you will be making a base and top. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 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.

  16. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
    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!

      1. My icing isn't turning out like yours ๐Ÿ™ plus, I'm trying to add in natural food coloring from boiled red cabbage. Will it make it too watery? What would you suggest?

          1. I’m making this for my son’s first birthday and is it really 3 sticks of butter? 2 salted and 1 unsalted? It seems like alot of butter!!

          2. Hi Lauren, I have recently made this again and I changed the revised the recipe a bit. I have made the changes on the recipe! Happy Birthday to your little one!

  17. 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?

    1. It should be cold. You can go to Whole Foods and purchase pudding from there either dry mix or prepared. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I’m making this today. Practicing for my son’s wedding cake his fiancรฉ 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. Love this idea and it’s beautiful. I saw a few unanswered questions about what kind of pan this is and I also want to know. Is it a large cupcake pan? If so, what size? I want to make it this week. Thanks!

  22. Hi! I’m trying to make my daughter’s 1 st smash cake and was wondering how long the frosting last? If I frost night before and refrigerated till next morning and put it out for display in a ac room, the frosting will keep the shape is the piping decoration?

  23. LOVE!!! The cake is absolutely beautiful, Nancy!!! I love that it is organic and that you used free-range eggs. A family friend has a farm and we enjoy the free-range eggs. You can really taste the difference.

  24. I LOVE that you made your daughter’s first birthday cake organic. But what I love even more is that she still asks for it! That is a winner right there.

  25. Love the simple design, and it looks so delicious! My niece would love this, she helps me a lot when I bake ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. That cake turned out great. That’s great that it’s organic. I think it’s the perfect kind of cake for a baby.

  27. What a pretty, delicate baby cake! Banana cake sounds delicious. I haven’t made it or ate it before, and I bet it smells amazing when it’s baking. I love the different layers of your cake.

  28. Aww, what a pretty little cake! Banana cake sounds yummy to me. I know I like banana bread, so why not banana cake?

  29. First off I want to say how cute this cake looks but it’s a shame that it’s so expensive and hard to find organic foods today.
    You did a great job!

  30. I would like to make this lovely cake for my granddaughterโ€™s 1st Birthday. I have read most of the comments and Iโ€™m curious if the recipe has been adjusted to reflect all of changes. Also, do you have a suggestion of how to substitute the sugar in the cake and the icing with fruit juice or purรฉed fresh fruit. Thank you.

    1. Hi there! Yes, it has all been adjusted and changed from feedback. To substitute, it would depend on the juice (apple, grape, and orange are sweetest) but, for every cup of white sugar in the recipe, sub 3/4 cup of the juice. Good luck!

  31. Nancy, it’s amazing! I just randomly found your blog looking for this recipe. Awesome! Good for you!

  32. Nancy, what a gorgeous cake! Your directions make this seem like such an easy approach, too. I would love to make this soon!

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