The first Birthday continued (with a refined sugar free cake) II


After last weeks Birthday-post about my first semi-naked cake which was a bit of a sugar bomb (although VERY delicious), this weeks post is about a cake that is a little bit more healthy – but still really, really yummy!

We wanted to try and keep our little daughter away from refined sugar for as long as possible so a couple of months ago I started researching in order to find a recipe for a refined sugar free cake that actually tastes nice. In the end I combined a few recipes so that it worked perfectly for me. I wanted the cake to be healthy but not taste too healthy, and for us this is the case: Our daughter loves the cake, and so do we!

Refined sugar free Bundt Cake

230g dried dates, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon baking soda
300ml milk
100g butter
275g flour
1 slightly heaped teaspoon of baking powder
75g flaked almonds (chopped ones work as well)
1 egg
2 bananas squashed
A bit of butter for the form

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Add the dates, baking soda and milk to a pan and boil whilst stirring. Let it cool and whilst doing that mix flour, baking powder and butter until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
Now add the cooled date mixture, flaked almonds, egg and bananas to the flour and butter and mix with one hand or a wooden spoon. It might look a bit wet, but it is supposed to be a wet dough.
Butter your cake form, fill in the cake and bake for 30-40 minutes depending on your oven. Check with a wooden stick to see if the cake is done.

In the end I covered the cake with some high quality chocolate and some sprinkles (although I know that this means it is not refined sugar free anymore – but, hey, every birthday needs a bit of sparkle!).


We had the most amazing Birthday for our little girl – with lovely guests, gifts and cakes…healthy as well as unhealthy ;).

Now, at the end of this blogpost I have a question for you: do you have any healthy-ish cake recipes that you love and can recommend? I need some inspiration, please! 🙂


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Joy says:

    I am totally saving this recipe for my girl’s next birthday. I have a collection on pinterest of kid friendly “sweets” which you can check out if you want, but I haven’t tried them all so this isn’t a recommendation! haha.
    I, like you, tried to keep my daughter away from refined sugar until after her first birthday. I actually made her her own blueberry bran muffin “cake” with barely sweetened whipped cream for icing. It looked like cake but was really not very sweet. Thanks for sharing this. I’m really excited to try it. 🙂


    1. madebygreta says:

      Thanks for the Pinterest link! I will definitely have a look at it! It’s a tricky thing with these healthy cakes isn’t it…because I think if it tastes too healthy it is just not worth making it. I am really intrigued what you think of the recipe once you’ve made it. Please let me know! 🙂

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