Homemade Smash Cake

How to Make Smash Cakes at Home

It is your baby’s first birthday, and you want to make it as memorable as possible. From food to decoration and dress, you have paid attention to almost every aspect of the celebration. But something is missing that would add to the fun factor. Yes, it is a birthday smash cake!

To see your baby’s face and hands covered with soft icing is the most adorable sight. It makes a picture-perfect view that you are sure to cherish throughout your life.

What is a Smash Cake?

A smash cake is a tiny frosted cake baked specially for your baby on his/her first birthday. As the name suggests, the cake is meant to be “smashed” and enjoyed by the baby. The moment the cake is placed in front of the baby, the baby will dig in!

Homemade Smash Cake Recipes

Every parent wants their baby’s first cake to be as healthy as possible. Thus, a homemade smash cake with healthy ingredients is becoming popular nowadays. Whatever recipe you follow, make sure that the final cake is vibrant and colorful.

Almond flour cake

This recipe is best suited for babies who are not allergic to nuts or dairy.


  • Almond flour – 1 ½ cups
  • Mashed banana – ½ cup
  • Eggs – 2 nos
  • Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon – ½ tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – ⅛ tsp
  • Flavored yogurt for topping.


  • Add all the ingredients except the almond flour into a blender and make a smooth paste.
  • Once it is blended well, add the almond flour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Transfer the cake mix into three small pans and bake it for 20 minutes. Check whether the cake is properly cooked by inserting a toothpick in the center.
  • Remove the cake and let it cool down.
  • Once cool, apply flavored yogurt on each cake and stack it. You can top it with a berry.

Wheat flour cake


  • Wheat flour – 1 cups
  • Ripe banana – 1 Medium
  • Unsweetened apple sauce – 1/3rd cup
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Maple syrup – ¼ cup
  • Eggs – 1 no
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – ½ tsp
  • Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda – ½ tsp
  • Salt – ⅛ tsp

For Frosting:

  • Whipping cream – 1 cup
  • Frozen blueberries – 1 cup
  • Water – ¼ cup


  • Take wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and whisk together.
  • Blend banana, milk, apple sauce, and maple syrup. Once done, whisk in vanilla and egg.
  • Mix both wet and dry ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour the ingredients into two small pans and bake it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Once done, cool it down.
  • For making the frosting, first, place the blueberries and water in a pan. Heat it until the blueberries are soft.
  • Blend the blueberries in a blender.
  • Beat the whipping cream until you get the right consistency. Blend the blueberries in slowly.
  • Top the cake with the frosting.

A homemade smash cake is the highlight of a baby’s first birthday party. It is made especially for the baby to eat and play with. If you have guests over for the birthday party, it is a good idea to get a separate cake for them as the smash cake is meant only for the star of the day.


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