Baby food cake mix recipe

Baby Food Cake Recipe -

"Delicious cake, fun to share for a baby shower or to give for your baby's first birthday. Very simple and quick."



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1 cake


  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 14 cups oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar applesauce baby food
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar carrot baby food
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar peach baby food
  • Frosting
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 38 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 12 - 2 cups powdered sugar


  • Mix all the ingredients together well.
  • Bake in lightly greased jelly roll pan at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Frost with cream cheese frosting or dust with powdered sugar.

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Fluffy & Moist Cake Made With Baby Food

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Here’s a great way to use up leftover baby food! A simple yet delicious cake made with baby fruits & veggies. Soft, fluffy, moist and loaded with flavor.

I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it a million times over.  If there is one thing I hate, it’s waste.  Between dogs and chickens, we have pretty much eliminated our household food waste.  As conscientious I am of what I buy, I’ll still occasionally find a pantry item that we won’t use.  On this occasion, it was a few stacks of pureed baby food.  I bought so much of it on sale, and it turned out my daughter is simply not into pureed fruits of veggies.  Or any baby food, for that matter.  Luckily, baby food is a wonderful addition to many of your everyday baked goods.  Today we’ll keep it simple with a cake made with baby food 🙂

This really is a basic, simple cake recipe that will yield a moist, fluffy, flavorful cake.  You could change the spices and extracts depending on what types of baby foods you use.  I used a combination of carrots, prunes and butternut squash with apples.  Vanilla and cinnamon complimented that combo perfectly.

If you wanted to continue to get creative, you could substitute pureed baby food in many of your baked goods in place of a portion of the butter or oil.  It can be used pretty much the same way applesauce is used in baking.  Take into consideration that some flavors may be stronger than applesauce.

This cake mixes up and bakes quick.  It’s soft, fluffy, super moist and has a lovely buttery fruit flavor.  A sprinkle of powdered sugar or a dollop of jam or fruit butter makes this a simple yet delicious dessert.

Please do try!  This is a great way to use up any baby food that won’t get used or that your little one just doesn’t like.  If there’s no baby food in your house you could easily make a puree of leftover cooked veggies and fruits to make this cake.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Baking ♥


Soft & Fluffy Cake Made With Baby Food


Here's a great way to use up leftover baby food! A simple yet delicious cake made with baby fruits & veggies. Soft, fluffy, moist and loaded with flavor.

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Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 45 mins

Total Time 55 mins

Course baked goods

Servings 12 servings

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter at room temp
  • 3 eggs at room temp
  • 1 cup baby food combination is best (I used carrots, prunes & butternut squash w/ apple)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • Preheat oven to 325°. Grease & flour a bundt or tube pan.

  • In a large mixing bowl cream sugar and butter.

  • Beat in eggs.

  • Beat in baby food, vanilla, cinnamon and salt until mixed.

  • Mix in baking powder and flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until combined.

  • Batter will be fluffy 🙂

  • Spoon/scrape into prepared pan.

  • Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.

  • Cool on wire rack. After 20 minutes, turn cake onto rack and finish cooling.

  • Serve plain, with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, or a dollop of jam or fruit butter.

  • Enjoy 🙂


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Cooking time: 1 h 15 min PT1h25M
  1. Step 1:

    I suggest using a kitchen scale for accurate calculations. So, sift the dry milk formula into a bowl. Sifting is necessary in order to make sure that there are no excess impurities in the mixture.

  2. Step 2:

    In the same way, sift 50 grams of cocoa powder into a bowl through a fine strainer. At first it may seem that there is a lot of cocoa, but it is not! Its going to be just right. The rest of the amount will remain for sprinkling sweets. If you want to completely roll the chocolates in cocoa, and not easy to sprinkle, like me, then you need more cocoa. I think in this case, you will need about 20 grams of cocoa extra. nine0003

  3. Step 3:

    Add powdered sugar and vanilla. I added vanilla sugar, thinking that since there is not a lot of it, it will have time to dissolve. But, unfortunately, this did not happen, and the sugar creaked a little on the teeth. For me, this is not critical, but for many it will be unacceptable. Therefore, I advise you to use only vanillin.

  4. Step 4:

    Next add soft butter. It's soft, not liquid. To achieve the desired consistency of butter, simply remove a piece from the refrigerator about twenty minutes before you start making sweets and leave it at room temperature. nine0003

  5. Step 5:

    Stir the mixture thoroughly with a tablespoon until smooth. The consistency of the mixture for sweets should resemble soft! cake "Potato".

  6. Step 6:

    Now all that's left is to form the candies. I chose the spherical shape and the average size of the candies. I collected approximately the same amount of the mixture (half a tablespoon) and rolled the balls with my hands. As a result, I got exactly 15 neat sweets. Put them in the refrigerator for an hour, after which they can be served at the table, sprinkled with cocoa powder through a strainer. nine0003

Candies can also be made in the form of pyramids, or distributed in special silicone candy molds. Having hardened, the sweets will come out well from the silicone mold and turn out to be even, one to one.

I liked these sweets very much, they are moderately sweet, very chocolatey and even reminded me of condensed milk aftertaste.

Bon appetit!

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How to properly dilute children's milk mix

Properly prepare milk formula - it would seem that it is easier, read the instructions on the box and do as it is written. But sometimes the simplest things, especially when they concern a newborn, can simply put parents in a stupor.


  • How to properly dilute the mixture
  • How to prepare infant formula
  • How long does reconstituted infant formula
  • keep?
  • What water to dilute infant formula
  • Water temperature for infant formula
  • Preparing Night Feeding Formula
  • Infant milk formula on the road

You should know that no formula, even the most modern adapted formula, can completely replace mother's milk. Transferring a child to artificial feeding should be a conscious and forced step, and not the advice of a friend and the desire to make life a little easier for yourself, to have freedom of movement or your own guesses and assumptions that there is not enough breast milk. The deficit that is formed in the child's body without mother's milk cannot be filled with anything. nine0147

How to properly mix

The first thing to do is read the instructions from the manufacturer. It always describes how to prepare infant formula. It is worth paying attention to the following important points:

  • in what proportion to dilute the milk formula (often, one scoop per 30 ml of water)
  • at what temperature is the mixture prepared
  • recommended amount of ready-made formula for children of different ages
  • nine0023 how long and under what conditions can an opened package be stored

How to properly prepare formula for a newborn

The intestines and mouth of a healthy baby are sterile. The task of the parent is to give the baby the opportunity to gradually adapt to the surrounding space, before starting to acquaint him with pathogenic microflora (in other words, microbes).

In all cases of contact with children's things, food and the child himself, be sure and always wash your hands with soap and water. Of course, in any case, the baby will have to get acquainted with the surrounding microorganisms, but when he is a few days old, it is too early. nine0147

Since you need to prepare the formula just before feeding, be prepared to do this under the heart-rending cries of a hungry baby. It is possible that under such conditions it will not be possible to prepare sterile bottles in cold blood - it is better and more convenient to have at least two of them.

It is better to prepare and cover a clean bottle with a dry towel in advance than to rush around the house and remember where to put it after feeding when the baby is crying from hunger. Of course, in theory you need to wash the bottle immediately after feeding, but in practice, babies miraculously make adjustments to your schedule. nine0003

So, when all the necessary preparations are made, according to the instructions, we determine the desired ratio of water and dry mixture according to the age of your baby. Pour water of the required temperature into a sterile bottle or bring it to the desired temperature in the bottle. We pour the required number of measuring spoons, after removing a slide from them (you can use the back of a knife).

The measuring spoon must be dry. Follow this strictly and store infant formula in a dry place. Milk powder is very hygroscopic and perfectly absorbs moisture, and if the rules are not followed, the mixture will instantly begin to clump. nine0003

Close the bottle with a cap and shake very well so that there are no lumps left in the mixture (you can check for light). Just in case, we check the temperature of the mixture by dropping it on our wrist. After feeding, pour out the rest of the mixture.

Some mothers, trying to feed the baby more satisfyingly, increase the concentration of the dry mixture in the water. Doing this is strictly prohibited. This can lead to obesity or other metabolic disorders in the child.

To some, these measures may seem superfluous, and, of course, no one can force you to do this. But do not forget that the first three months of a child’s life without this will complicate colic and aggravate the situation with hastily washed bottles, believe me, it’s not worth it. nine0003

How long can reconstituted infant formula be stored

A very common question of interest to all parents is how long can prepared infant formula be stored? Ideally, ready-made milk formula is eaten immediately and not stored. The longer the mixture is prepared, the more chances are given to multiply harmful microbes that love heat and milky environment. And not just the necessary bifidobacteria, for which you lovingly created the optimal temperature. The storage time of reconstituted infant formula should be kept to a minimum. Remember that prepared milk formula should be stored is impossible even in the refrigerator.

The bottle and nipple must be washed and sterilized before each formula preparation. You can learn more about sterilizing feeding bottles here.

What kind of water to dilute infant formula

An urgent question for parents - is it possible to dilute formula with infant water? For decades, boiled water has been used to prepare the mixture. Now they began to think about the fact that boiling kills water, deprives oxygen and other trace elements. Today you will not surprise anyone with special baby water for drinking and formula preparation. It does not need to be boiled, it is enough to heat it to the optimum temperature. nine0003

What are the benefits of baby water?

  • at all stages of harvesting, water undergoes strict sanitary control
  • cleaning uses a multi-stage filter system
  • unlike boiled, it is not devoid of oxygen and other useful trace elements
  • mineralization decreases in baby water (in dry mixtures, they try to choose the optimal ratio of trace elements and water with increased mineralization can disrupt these proportions)

If you want to use water from a well, it is better to first hand it over for analysis to a sanitary and epidemiological station.

Water temperature for infant formula

The water temperature is of fundamental importance for the preparation of formula, which must be indicated on the packaging. Almost all mixtures now contain bifidobacteria that are beneficial for the child's intestines. Beneficial bacteria, unlike harmful ones, are rather gentle microorganisms. At a temperature higher than that indicated in the instructions, they will simply die. nine0003

In addition, of course, the temperature of the water simply needs to be comfortable for the child, 36 - 37 ºC. This is the temperature of mother's milk. Therefore, if possible, use a thermometer to prepare infant formula. Fortunately, the assortment of baby stores is now replete with products that make life easier for moms. Well, if there is no thermometer, it does not matter. Put a few drops of the prepared mixture from the bottle on your wrist. If the temperature of the mixture is optimal, then you will not feel it on your wrist. nine0003

It is not advisable to heat the finished mixture. Adapted infant formula is not a product that can be heated and cooled without consequences. It's good bacteria, remember? And not only. But if it so happened that while you were preparing for feeding, the mixture has cooled down, warm it up under running hot water.

Do not use the microwave to heat up the mixture! You will not be able to control the degree of heating of the liquid bottle, which can lead to an irreversible change in the structure and composition of the formula. nine0003

Night feeding formula

The safest option for the baby and gentle for the mother is to pour water into a sterile bottle in the evening and put it in the warmer. Most warmers are capable of maintaining a constant set temperature in the bottle. Pour the dry mix into the dry mix dispenser.

Now you can prepare the mixture on autopilot at night. All that remains to be done is to get from the dispenser into the bottle and mix thoroughly. Just in case, do not forget to check the temperature of the prepared mixture. Ready. You can start feeding a hungry baby. nine0003

Infant formula on the go

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