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Cake is for babies

Baby Zog is coming up on his first birthday. I'm trying to think of what his first cake experience should be. My nephew had his own chocolate cake with a heavy buttercream frosting, went to town, and then suffered later that night. I'm wanting to find a good cake/cake-like dessert that is not overwhelmingly sweet or rich.

Maybe strawberry shortcake or pumpkin cake? Any ideas? I think part of the issue is having the right frosting - maybe even just a lightly sweetened whipped cream?

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