A mini smash cake that is healthy for babies birthday and made with only 7 ingredients. This cake is gluten free, grain free, dairy free and refined sugar free. Sweetened with honey and blueberry jam. It's topped with a creamy refined sugar free buttercream frosting that's colored with spinach juice. This cake follows the SCD diet and can be made Paleo by using a different frosting.

Healthier Mini Smash Cake

A mini smash cake that is healthy for babies birthday and made with only 7 ingredients. This cake is gluten free, grain free, dairy free and refined sugar free. Sweetened with honey and blueberry jam. It's topped with a creamy refined sugar free buttercream frosting that's colored with spinach juice. This cake follows the SCD diet and can be made Paleo by using a different frosting. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Author: Jennifer Brown

Ingredients

Coconut Flour Vanilla Mug Cake

  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp coconut milk, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Blueberry Jam

  • 12 oz fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp honey

Refined Sugar Free Buttercream Frosting

  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp spinach juice

Instructions

Coconut Flour Vanilla Mug Cake

  • Combine the coconut flour and baking soda in a mug that has straight sides. 
  • In a small bowl mix egg, coconut milk, coconut oil, vanilla and honey.  
  • Add the wet ingredients to the mug and stir well. Allow to sit for 1 minute (this allows the coconut flour to absorb some of the liquid) before stirring again. 
  • Place mug in the center of the microwave and cook for 2 minutes. 

Blueberry Jam

  • Place a saucepan over medium-high heat with blueberries, water and honey. Stir occasionally. 
  • Once the mixture begins to bubble and boil reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. 
  • Use an immersion blender, or transfer to a regular blender, and blend until smooth. Strain into a bowl to remove the seeds. 
  • Allow to cool before storing in the refrigerator. It will continue to thicken as it cools. Makes about 1 cup of jam. 

Refined Sugar Free Buttercream Frosting

  • Place egg whites and lemon juice in the bowl of an electric mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat on high until peaks form. 
  • Heat honey in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until a candy thermometer reads 240F or the honey begins to bubble and froth. 
  • With the mixer still on high speed slowly pour the honey into the whipped egg whites. Continue beating on high until the mixture is at room temperature, about 20 minutes. 
  • Reduce mixer speed to medium and add the butter 1 tablespoon at a time. Add the vanilla extract and spinach juice or food coloring. (If the frosting is runny simply place in the refrigerator until chilled and beat again.) Makes 3 cups of frosting.

Assembly

  • Remove cake from mug and cut in half. Place bottom half in serving tray or cake stand. 
  • Use a piping bag to make a ring of frosting along the edge of the cake. Fill the middle with blueberry jam. Place the top on the cake. 
  • Frost as desired. Cover and store cake in refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. 

Notes

I suggest making the blueberry jam at least the day before to give enough time to cool before using as the filling in your cake. Store leftover jam in refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze. 
 
The frosting recipe yields 3 cups. You'll only need about 1 cup for the mini smash cake. Use leftover frosting for another cake or it will keep in the freezer if placed in an airtight container. 
 
I used a juicer to juice the spinach. You can use food coloring in the frosting if you desire. On it's own the color of the frosting is an off-white. 
 *Babies under the age of 1 should not have honey. I got the ok from my pediatrician before hand. You can substitute maple syrup for the honey if desired!* 
 
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