First birthday cake

I wanted to start the tradition of making Cooper’s birthday cakes each year, hopefully he will begin the tradition of actually eating them next year. 🙄 This kid eats everything…I was pretty shocked when he didn’t have any interest in a pile of colorful cake. I even made it with bananas! At least the rest of the family enjoyed it! And it was semi-healthy…I got the idea here and used a can of store bought frosting because I’m no good at making frosting!


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup instant oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg


  1. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg in large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl mix oil, sugar and applesauce and stir in vanilla, eggs and mashed bananas.
  3. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
  4. Bake at 350° F for 30 minutes. I used a 9×13 glass dish and then after the cake was done baking I cut it into 2 circles using a small bowl. If you have 2-3 small cake pans it might be easier. But the scraps I had left after cutting the circles made yummy bite size cakes for the family. 😝
  5. Wait till cool before frosting and layer the cakes. Add sprinkles!

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