Allergy Free Birthday Cake



Gabriel turned three last Friday. (Happy Birthday, Little Man!!) As ever, I found myself trying to figure out how best to create a nice birthday cake for him without using wheat, eggs, dairy, banana (and a few other things besides), while still creating a cake that is tasty to the rest of the folks who will be eating it! Now, I love to bake, but I am finding it a bit of a challenge to bake without half the ingredients I’m used to using. The consistency of the pre-baked batter always looks or feels ‘wrong’ to me! But this year I found a terrific recipe that worked out really well, and was a hit with all concerned. See this link for recipe – Allergy Free Birthday Cake. Apparently this recipe was born during the war, when most people couldn’t get their hands on such “luxuries” as milk and eggs. This was their creative solution.

And for the frosting I used a simple recipe of : 

4 cups icing sugar
3/4 cup margarine (I use Earth Balance)
1/4 cup shortening
2 tsp vanilla

Add in a little food colouring (or not) and top with party sprinkles, and “ta-da!” Happy Birthday is Served!

2 responses to “Allergy Free Birthday Cake”

  1. shayna the other forgotten daughter

    amazing cake! howd it taste mommy?

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