Sugar-free, oil-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, fruit-filled, pure fruit, paleo – no matter your definition of a healthy cake fit for a first birthday, we found a recipe to match. They even taste good! There are even options for parents ready to introduce their growing baby to chocolate. Check out these 19 recipes for a healthier first birthday cake that your 1-year-old can nosh and smash with delight.

Healthy Cinnamon-Spiced Smash Cake

The secret ingredient that flavors both the cake and frosting in Oh Everything Handmade's healthy first birthday cake is organic cinnamon applesauce. And now that we've told you, you'll have to try it to see just how yummy the add-in tastes. The cake also features bananas, whole wheat flour and egg whites. Meanwhile, the frosting base is cream cheese.

Photo: Oh Everything Handmade

Note: Remember that babies under age one shouldn’t consume anything containing honey. So if you choose a recipe that uses honey, don’t serve it to younger guests. 

What did we miss? Share your healthy first birthday cake recipes in the comments below!

-Julie Seguss & Ashly Grzyb