Baby's first birthday is a special event to share with family and friends. This recipe makes one regular-sized layer cake for guests as well as a smaller cake just for baby.

Nancy Baggett
Recipe by Oxmoor House August 2010


Recipe Summary

1 baby cake and 1 adult cake (serving size: 1/16 of adult cake)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • To prepare cake, coat 2 (8-inch) round and 1 (8-inch) square cake pans with cooking spray; dust with 3 tablespoons flour. Weigh or lightly spoon 2 ounces flour (about 2 1/2 cups) into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine granulated sugarand next 7 ingredients in a medium bowl; beat well with a mixer at medium speed. Stir in carrot. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

  • Pour 1 1/3 cups batter into each prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Run a knife around outside edge of pans. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.

  • To prepare frosting, combine butter and cream cheese in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and vanilla just until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

  • For baby's cake, cut 2 small layers from square layer, using a (4-inch) round cookie cutter, discarding scraps. Place 1 layer on a small plate; spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Top with remaining layer. Spread 1/2 cup frosting on top and sides of cake.

  • For adult cake, place 1 round cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with remaining round layer. Spread 2 1/4 cups frosting on top and sides of cake. Store cakes loosely covered in refrigerator.


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Nutrition Facts

286 calories; fat 8.7g; saturated fat 3.7g; mono fat 2.4g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 48.3g; fiber 0.8g; cholesterol 26mg; iron 1mg; sodium 207mg; calcium 54mg.