Healthy No Sugar Smash Cake

Winter Wonderland Sugar Free Smash Cake

We’ve had so many questions about Arlo’s healthy-ish smash cake recipe, that I figured it was time for a post! I scoured the web and pinterest, and the one I found here is by far my favorite! Here is my adaptation based on what ingredients we had in the house.

*Quick note – the recipe below is enough to fill one 6″ round. The cake above was made with TWO 6″ round pans so we doubled the recipe.


  • 4 or 5 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup natural no sugar added applesauce
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cups whole wheat flour (we used coconut flour)
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour – this recipe called for oat flour (grind rolled oats in blender, then measure) – but ain’t nobody got time for that
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Disco Dust – we used green and iridescent 
  • Sisal Trees
  • Baby Deer


  1. Mash the bananas in a medium bowl.
  2. In a separate large bowl, mix the flours, baking soda, and cinnamon together.
  3. Add the mashed bananas, applesauce, coconut oil, and vanilla to the flour mixture. Mix just until incorporated.
  4. Coat your pan with oil.
  5. Spread the batter into the bottom of the pans.
  6. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes.  Check with a toothpick for doneness.
  7. Cool the cakes before frosting.  If you used the 8″ or 9″ pan, then use an overturned smaller bowl to cut out small cake rounds.

Healthy No Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

*dislaimer – I didn’t have the best luck with this particular frosting, but you might. Even cooled, and blended with a hand mixer, I couldn’t get the cheese smooth, and the frosting was very runny. If I did it again I would use less apple juice concentrate OR I would use the second frosting option below it.


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) no sugar added apple juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Soften the cream cheese.
  2. Whisk the cream cheese with the apple juice concentrate and vanilla extract until creamy.

Frosting Option 2 -Sugar Free Whipped Cream Frosting


  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 small box sugar free, instant pudding, any flavor
  • 1 pt. heavy cream


  1. Whisk together pudding and milk. With an electric mixer
  2. add cream and beat until stiff peaks form.


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Godiva Halloween

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not picky in the trick-or-treat candy department, but when given the choice, this trick-or-treater reaches for the Godiva’s every single time. These Godiva Pumpkin Truffles are my personal favorites, and the wrapped milk chocolate caramels are COMPLETELY addictive. Everyone at our house kept returning to the kitchen to sneak another one out of the bag. If you are looking for a last minute gift for teachers, family, or little monsters, head over to to shop:)



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Your Guide to the Perfect #Galentine’s Day Bash!


IMG_0270First, gather a seriously fun, witty, successful and gorgeous group of ladies. CHECK.
IMG_0267Second, the invitations should be just as fab as the event. Watercolor, hand penned calligraphy is a must {A Fine Flourish} Glittery party decor, and a spread of pink roses in individual vases was a brilliant (and cost-effective) way to perfectly set the girly scene from Lindsey Steinberg Events. Also, funfetti, white chocolate popcorn. Because it’s addictive {The Foodie Chef}

IMG_0280Down mimosas like it’s your job. {beth & megan silianoff}

IMG_0282French macarons are a must. This is non-negotiable. Bite has the BEST I have ever tasted. No lie. Go there.


PicMonkey Collage

{clockwise from top left} Hostess Julie Weinstein making sure everyone has a bubbly bevie.♥ The candied bacon. Oh how I love thee. I challenge you to convert any vegetarian with these♥ Two of my favorites, Esther Freedman and Ashley Rose♥ I’ll be begging Morgan for this egg and spinach bake recipe♥


Girls Eating

 A “decorate your own cupcake” station will bring out the giddy, creative little girl in all of you. These angel food cupcakes were so delish, you’d have never known that they were a healthier option. Morgan The Foodie Chef is a genius.


Julie Weinstein, Esther Freeman,Megan Silianoff, and Ashley Rose


The Full Details

Kay Bryan – ALL these gorgeous photos
Lindsy Steinberg Events – event design and coordination
The Foodie Chef – all the delicious food
A Fine Flourish  – invitations, all signage, calligraphy
What’s the Occasion Linens – linens, chargers, napkins, chairs
Bite Macarons – macarons
Manor – provided  seriously smashing home decor: gold foil prints, coasters

The Guests

from prosecco to plaid – Julie Weinstein
Classy & Fabulous – Monica Abney and Brittney Carroll
Greetings from Texas – Megan Silianoff
cuteheads – Esther Freedman
Sugar & Cloth – Ashley Rose
Lizzy W – Lizzy Wermuth
The Foodie Chef – Morgan Jankovic
Manor – Beth DeLozier-Hayes
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