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Small smash cake with white frosting, a "1" birthday candle and colorful star sprinkles.

Healthy Smash Cake

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This healthy smash cake is made with almond flour and bananas. It’s the perfect option if you’re looking for a small, no sugar added cake for your little ones first birthday.


  • 1 1/2 cups fine blanched almond flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (make sure your bananas are nice and ripe)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • coconut whipped topping (homemade or store-bought) OR plain full-fat yogurt OR frosting of choice


  • fresh berries OR sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray 3 (4-inch springform pans) with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Add banana, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder and salt into a high-powered blender or food processor. Process until mixture is smooth and well combined.
  3. Add almond flour and pulse until mixture is just combined, scraping down the sides of the blender/processor if needed.
  4. Divide batter evenly between the 3 springform pans and bake for 20 minutes or until the tops of the cakes are golden in color and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Remove cakes from the oven, let cool for 10-20 minutes before carefully removing from the pans.
  6. Let layers cool completely before stacking and icing with frosting of choice. I’ve tested plain full-fat yogurt as well as coconut whipped topping. For toppings, I like the idea of naturally-colored sprinkles or fresh berries. Liv loves raspberries so that’s probably what I’ll put on her smash cake.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice without frosting or topping
  • Calories: 222
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 153mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg

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