A couple of weeks ago, I asked for some advice on what kind of cupcakes I should serve Isadora on her first birthday. Ideas poured in, ranging from carrot to chocolate. But then the very next day, Erica P. posted about a banana chocolate cake, and I thought, “That’s it!” The recipe is from Cooking Light, and has apple sauce in it instead of too much sugar. I followed the instructions exactly but baked for only 20 minutes instead of 40. I topped it off with a simple light cream cheese frosting. Needless to say, Isadora enjoyed them a great deal … though honestly, we liked them even more than she did! — Angela M.