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post #21 of 33
I made a carrot cake for my ds when he turned one. He stuck his finger in the icing and didnt like the feel of it, so he didnt even take one bite of his first cake. On his second birthday he made up for that.
post #22 of 33
i made this great cake for my little gal on her first birthday~ no sugar, but yes to eggs.... with carrots, pineapple juice concentrate, and orange juice concentrate. i frosted it with a mixture of cream cheese, ground cashews, and pineapple juice concentrate. it was sooo good! i would definitely make it again- even the white flour, white sugar people liked it! ask for the recipe & i'll post it-
post #23 of 33
I'd love the recipe if you want to post or PM it to me
I love Pineapple!

Thanks!
Jen
post #24 of 33
You can make an easy no egg cake at home. Buy a Duncan Hines classic cake mix - yellow and add one can of cream soda to the dry ingredients, or if you want chocolate, buy the Duncan Hines chocolate and add one can of cola, check boxes to make sure you have the right mix - if you do this makes an egg-free, milk-free, soy-free cake that is surprisingly delicious. The Duncan Hines classic white and chocolate frostings are also OK and the white frosting can be tinted with food coloring if you want.

Happy birthday, Amy
post #25 of 33

recipe for bunny cake-

it's a fabulous recipe- and so easy!

grease & flour 9 by 13 baking pan, preheat oven to 325 F
use whisk to beat til foamy-
4 eggs
1/2 c melted butter or oil
3/4 cup pineapple juice concentrate
1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
add to bowl-
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 c grated carrot
2 cups flour
hand beat for 3 minutes, sprinkle 1 tbsp baking soda in the mixture and mix for hand for exactly 30 strokes. immediately pour into readied baking pan- should seem like it's foaming. bake for 30 minutes or til toothpick comes out clean.

from Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron
post #26 of 33
Thanks Lou....Definately trying this recipe soon...don't think I can wait for Ds birthday in July :LOL
post #27 of 33
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for the replies. I did find some recipes without eggs. But I just couldn't find my cake pans. (Last time I baked a cake was before kids.) My in-laws were staying here for a few days and I got too busy. I finally just called a bakery I usually go to and ordered a cake. They tend to use less sugar than other places. We got a beautiful cake for the birthday party. (DS is not 1 yet, but we held the party early because the grandparents are here.) My baby had one bite and was not interested after that. I think whatever the cake was made of really didn't matter. I might still make a small cake for him on his actual birthday.
post #28 of 33
I made Brett a very yummy applesauce cake. I was sure my hickish inlaws were going to balk at it (they wanted him to have ice cream at 5 weeks old and it went downhill from there)(they didn't ever succeed in giving him that stuff, by the way) but everyone raved over it! It did have eggs but I'm guessing they can be substituted. Unfortunately, I loan my only copy to a friend but if you are interested, I can post it when I get it back in a few days.
post #29 of 33
I'll probably let Tyler eat regular cake. Now you've got me thinking about it, though...I may just have to look into some options!
post #30 of 33
Lou, that carrot cake sounds like just the ticket for us! I already love carrot cake, and so does DH. It should be a natural for our son. Who knows whether he will eat any. He is 10 months old, and so far believes food only comes in the form of milkies from his mama! LOL!

Great thread!

Jean
post #31 of 33
I was thinking about angel food cake & whipped cream & fruit instead of frosting. That's what my diabetic cousins used to get, so it must be less sugary right? hadn't thought about the eggs issue, he didn't like hard boiled egg yolk so he really hasn't had any yet. hmmmm...
post #32 of 33
BrettsMama~

I would love your applesauce cake recipe.


A friend's son seemed to go into sugar shock on his first birthday, he had a 9 inch cake from the grocery store. You could tell he was not used to all that sugar. He seemed kind of drunk and then fell asleep. I don't want that to happen. I am sure I will get heck from my family, but I don't care.
post #33 of 33
My mom made ds's first cake from Cathe Olson's (Simply Natural) cook book. Dh and I did not see any reason he would need a traditional cake full of sugar, dyes and such. We put it in front of him and he had a blast.

We got alot of flak from family, saying we denied him the experience. I challenge anyone to look at pictures from the party and say he was denied! MIL even wrote in his birthday book that she would let him practice on real cake this year while "mommy's not around"!!!! Little does she know comments like that mean she doesn't get to baby sit!

The reality is if your child has not yet experience "real cake" he/she has no idea and just enjoys the fun of swimming in what ever you give him/her. They won't remember what you denied them and you will know your babe is still happy and healthy!

Feb2003, I think the cheese idea is great, I mean really - It's his favorite, so why not? Maybe it will become a new tradition for your family :
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