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First Birthday Cake with Fresh Berry Yogurt

Makes 1 (6-inch) cake (about 8 servings)
Time 2 hr
Instead of serving a sugar-laden layer cake for your child’s first birthday, consider this whole wheat birthday treat, sweetened with dates and applesauce, and stacked in two layers with fresh berry yogurt. Decorate the cake with sliced fresh berries if you like.
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Ingredients
  • Cake
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup dates (5 or 6), pitted and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Fresh Berry Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup berries, such as blueberries or chopped strawberries
  • 1 large date, pitted and chopped
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Method

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Line the bottom of two 6-inch-round cake pans with circles of parchment paper.

To make cake, combine coconut milk, applesauce and dates in a small saucepan and bring just to a simmer over medium heat.

Remove from heat, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together flaxseed and 3 tablespoons water.

Transfer applesauce mixture and flaxseed mixture to a food processor, add vinegar and vanilla and puree until smooth.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda.

Add applesauce mixture and stir until combined.

Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans, gently shaking and tapping the pans to smooth out the top.

Bake until cakes are golden brown and bounce back in the middle when touched, 20 to 25 minutes.

Let cool completely. (Cakes will shrink slightly as they cool.)

When ready to serve, make fresh berry yogurt: Combine yogurt, berries and date in a food processor and puree, scraping down sides of food processor bowl often, until smooth and spreadable.

Loosen edges of one cake with a paring knife and transfer to a plate, discarding the parchment paper.

Spread with some of the berry yogurt, top with remaining cake and spread remaining yogurt over the second. Serve immediately.

The cake will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. (Suggested age: 12 months and up)

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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  • Cake
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup dates (5 or 6), pitted and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Fresh Berry Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup berries, such as blueberries or chopped strawberries
  • 1 large date, pitted and chopped
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.