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Low Sugar Baby’s First Birthday Cake Recipe

A low sugar, no butter, carrot cake recipe for a Baby's First Birthday Cake.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 baby cake


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil (I use olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons apple sauce
  • 1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrot


  • Preheat oven to 350 and line the bottom of 2 4.5 inch ramekins. Then grease the pans.
  • Sift all dry ingredients, flour to ginger, in a bowl. In a mixer beat egg and sugar. Add in oil slowly. Beat the egg/sugar mixture on high for about 5 minutes (mixture should increase to almost double in size). Add in apple sauce and vanilla. Using a spatula, fold in dry ingredients then fold in carrots. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (cupcakes will bake in less time). Let cool then frost with Cashew Cream Icing


I used 2 4.5 inch ramekins but you could also make this into cupcakes or bake in a 6 inch round cake pan. The bake time will be less for the cupcakes.