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Peach Cake with Banana Cream Cheese Frosting

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For Rose’s 1st birthday cake I wanted something that was at least slightly healthy and low in sugar.  Peaches are in season right now and when I picked up a couple of pounds at the grocery store due to a HUGE sale, I figured it was a sign to make Rose something peachy.  With a few tweaks, this cake fit the bill.  I reduced the sugar and cut out half the oil and replaced it with apple sauce.  For the frosting I added banana to amp up the flavor and make it a little more healthy. You can substitute frozen peaches for the fresh but make sure to defrost them first so as not to mess up the cooking time.  The recipe gives a cook time for a 9×13 pan.  I used 2, 9 inch pans which took about 30 minutes to cook.

The smash cake turned out delicious!  The cinnamon in the cake blended wonderfully with the fresh peaches, bringing out their sweetness.  The banana added a depth of flavor to the frosting that a standard white frosting doesn’t have. Rose gave it two very messy thumbs up.  It was proof to how much she loved me that she was willing to share.

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Peach Cake
adapted from Peach Cake II on allrecipes.com

  • 3 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, oil, flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, peaches and pecans. Mix thoroughly by hand.
  3. Pour into prepared 9×13 inch pan and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 50 minutes or until done. If using 9″ cake pans cook for 30 minutes.

Banana Cream Cheese Frosting
adapted from Wholesomebabyfood.com

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  1.  In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, banana, sugar, salt and vanilla until smooth. 
  2. In a small bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. 
  3. Fold into the cream cheese mixture.

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My little girl turns one year old. Party #1.

My little Rose is one year old.

One.

Year.

Old.

Sniff.  Sniff.

Ok, technically she is 1 year and 1 week.  I have been putting off posting about her birthday.  I think because I’m in denial.  Denial that it was over a year ago that she showed her sweet face to the world.  Denial that over a year ago that she entrenched herself permanently into my heart.

Sigh….

Since both her daddy and her grandfather were off doing a boy scout thing, I decided to have Rose’s big birthday party a week late.  However, I had to have a little get together on her actual birthday complete with a smash cake.  I know she would have been so disappointing if I didn’t.  I never would have heard the end of it.  It was all for her.   Really.

For the smash cake, I found a peach cake recipe that I tweaked to be more baby friendly.  It was pretty yummy for the adults too.  I’ll post the recipe later.

We set up a photo op in front of the roses Steve gave me for our anniversary.  Rose promptly stuck her foot in the cake.  Then ate the frosting off her foot.  Then went back for more with her hand.  I think she liked it.

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As shown here, she didn’t have any issues diving right in once she was in the official ‘cake eating chair’.
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 Lots of Rose kisses were given (pre cake).
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 Happy birthday little girl.  LOVE YOU!!!!
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