This past week, my son celebrated his first birthday. My husband’s uncle wanted to make one of his signature, grand cakes, but I don’t give my babies sugar. I allowed him to make his cake for the family, but my son was going to get a healthy cake. I searched online for cakes with no sugar and stuff he has yet been introduced. I found pieces of information that were helpful, but didn’t please me 100%. Yes, I’m one of THOSE mothers. So, in my usual fashion, I just decided to wing it. Most recipes had bananas in it, I guess that takes care of the sugar and butter part maybe. I started by mashing them into a “dough.” My son was not pleased at first for me ruining a perfectly good banana, but I let him look at what I was doing, and he even grabbed a taste.
Some recipes said add oatmeal, but I think oatmeal may still be hard for him to chew, so I used his baby oatmeal cereal. I mean, might as well, he never cared for it by itself. I, then, added applesauce, which had no added sugar. It was all apples. I also put in wheat flour. Some people use vanilla for taste, but what does he know about vanilla. He won’t miss it. I mixed it all up, until it looked like a basic muffin mix.
Finally, I put it in my muffin pan. I did a test batch first, in case, 375° ended up being too hot. I thought my usual 350° was not going to cook the mush well enough, so I went a little higher.
After baking, the “cupcakes,” I made the frosting, which was Greek yogurt and applesauce. It wasn’t bad.
Now my little cake didn’t look very good next to the big cake, so I hid it among the fruit on the top and put a giant candle on it. It blended right in with it.
My son was happy with his little cake and, best of all, he didn’t end up with a tummyache. Furthermore, other people approved of it as just a healthy bread alternative to their coffee. I think I won this round.