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Old 01-25-2017, 10:27 AM   #1
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Smash cake recipe

I am on the hunt for a relatively healthy cake recipe for my little mans birthday this weekend.

It doesnt need to be crazy healthy but I just dont want a recipe with excessive sugar. I cant seem to find a happy medium.

Any ideas?

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Old 01-25-2017, 11:54 AM   #2
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Re: Smash cake recipe

For littles birthdays we do homemade carrot cake (leaving out the nuts when they're 1). You can use apple sauce in place of the oil.
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:39 PM   #3
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Do you happen to have a recipe you could please share? I dont think I have ever made a homemade carrot cake. I didnt even think of that for his bday. I kept thinking fruit.
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Old 01-25-2017, 01:06 PM   #4
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Re: Smash cake recipe

These are the recipes we really like, they were one of our wedding cakes and I also make them for our kiddos younger birthdays (as I mentioned, you may want to avoid the nuts for a 1st birthday, at least when I made them they were too big of chunks to be gummed). I also think I add raisins to the cake.


Carrot Cake

1/3 cup boiling water
2 cup finely shredded carrots (about 4 medium)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
Lemon Swirl Frosting

Pour boiling water on carrots in large mixer bowl. Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour oblong pan, 13x9x2 inches. Beat carrots and remaining ingredients except frosting on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 1 minute. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 2 minutes. Pour into pan.

Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes; cool. Frost with Lemon Swirl Frosting.

Lemon Swirl Frosting

1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
About 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Beat all ingredients until frosting is fluffy and of spreading consistency. If necessary, stir in additional lemon juice, 1 teaspoon at a time. Fills and frosts two 8- or 9- inch layers or frosts a 13x9 inch cake.
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Old 01-25-2017, 01:25 PM   #5
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Re: Smash cake recipe

We did carrot cake as well, but frosted his smash cake with plain yogurt :-) He loves yogurt and didn't know the difference!
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:16 PM   #6
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We did a watermelon cut into the shape of a cake lightly frosted with enough whipped cream to stick on some strawberries, blueberries and kiwi.


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