Fruit Tower Birthday Cake Video

I bet you’ve had vanilla birthday cake more times than you care to remember, and I bet you've eaten your weight in chocolate birthday cake, but have you ever had a Fruit Tower Birthday Cake?

A seemingly endless number of parents have emailed me over the years requesting healthy birthday cake recipes. While the idea of a healthy birthday cake sounds great, most cakes that fit that bill tend to either turn out quite dry or not very sweet or appealing. Another question I often get is how to make dye-free frosting that is also bright and colorful. While you can totally make vibrant icings like the ones in these Red Beet Cupcakes or Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Icing, my experience is that what most people really want are those hyper-electric colors you find in artificially red, green and blue dyes.

I’ve made this healthy — yes, healthy — Fruit Tower Birthday Cake a ton of times and my kids can never get enough of it. You can stack as high as you want (or as high as the tallest skewers you can find), and add tons of whipped cream (ok, this is the one thing that makes this recipe a bit less healthy) and berries on the top for even more elevation. Wait until you see the look on your kids' faces when they see you bring this cake out. I’m betting you’ll get an even bigger reaction than what you would with a typical birthday cake. I made a Fruit Tower Cake for Dr. Seuss Day at my kids’ school and Kenya and Chloe tried to devour the entire thing before dinner (as you can see here)!

The best part about this recipe is that just like any other cake you can cut it into slices because the skewers hold everything together perfectly while you cut.

Watch this Fruit Tower Birthday Cake Video to see all my tricks for making this recipe perfect every time!

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Andrea Arria-Devoe

    where did you get those cute candles??

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  • Chana

    Yum! How do you cut and serve this?

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    • Catherine McCord

      Slice it like you would a cake! The skewers will help keep it in place while you slice. And then you'll end up with little chunks of fruit and whipped cream!

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