Allergy Free Cake

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kelm Posted 15 Jun 2007 , 4:02pm
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Does anyone have an allergy free cake recipe. All I know is dairy free and yeast free. Any suggestions? I need an icing recipe too. Thanx

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JoAnnB Posted 15 Jun 2007 , 4:13pm
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Welcome to Cake Central. As for Allergy free, it depends on the allergies. For someone with significant dangerous allergies, I don't bake for them. Too much risk.

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rsdd108 Posted 15 Jun 2007 , 4:24pm
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This is a dairy free recipe I tried recently and it was quite well-liked:


* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 cups white sugar
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 3/4 cup vegetable oil
* 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 cups cold water


1. Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into a 9 x 13 inch ungreased cake pan. Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork.
2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Frost with your favorite icing.

If you look it up on, there are also a few variations without chocolate.

Happy Baking!

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Sunshine_girl Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 1:30am
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Sorry no recipes for cakes, but Cherrybrook Kitchens sells an assorment of Gluten-free, Dairy free, soy free cakes (they don't have yeast in most of them either)... you just have to read the labels to make sure which one you have.

Also, I use Spectrum's Palm Oil (coconut oil) Shortening in place of other shortenings that contain soy, if that's of interest for you.

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7yyrt Posted 23 Jun 2007 , 6:46pm
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Recipes for kids with allergies.

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modthyrth Posted 24 Jun 2007 , 5:12am
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The recipe posted above is my all-time favorite chocolate cake recipe. Moist, dark and chocolatey, super easy to make--what's not to love? And with no eggs, no dairy, it's vegan as well as good for people with dairy allergies! It's called "crazy cake" and "wacky cake" that I know of, but there are probably other names for it as well.

I adapt it to make different flavors all the time. Replace the cocoa powder with flour and you have a white/vanilla cake. Make the white version and add strawberry puree and a box of strawberry jello and you have strawberry cake. Replace some of the water with orange juice concentrate and you have orange cake. Replace some of it with lemonaide concentrate and you have lemon cake. voilla. the only recipe you'll ever need. icon_wink.gif

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kelm Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 6:44pm
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Thanx for the recipes, but I just got an update from her allergy list. The kid's also allergic to sugar; cane sugar and beet sugar. So I need a cake that is free of sugar, yeast and milk. HELP!!!! And icing too. icon_cry.gif

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MandysCakeandCandy Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 7:01pm
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Martha Stewart had a lady on about a month ago that has a bakery and she did allergy free cupcakes also frosting I think this is what you are looking for. I wish I could tell you more.

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MandysCakeandCandy Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 7:14pm
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I found it the lady that martha Stewart had on was Erin McKenna she owns a bakery in NYC called Babycakes. If you go to Martha you will find a few recipes I did not see her frosting but I know she made on on the show. You can always call her shop to see if you can get some help.

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momthreekiddos Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 8:04pm
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If you are not 100% certain that you can do a cake without any form of sugar (or any of this child's other allergens), I would turn down the order. Here's the reason.....

My daughter is DEATHLY allergic to corn (among many other things). Most people think "Ok...I just won't give her any corn-on-the-cob". Here lies the problem..... she can't have anything that is a derivitive of corn.....corn syrup, cornstarch, dextrin, maltodextrin, sucrose, glucose.....just to name a few. Almost anything processed contains corn (as well as toothpastes, soaps, etc). 90% of what is in your pantry contains corn products.

The same goes for sugar. Even though a label may not say "SUGAR", it could be a derivitive of sugar....and this child could react!

As a mother of a child with multiple severe food allergies, I just want to ask you to really, really, really do your homework before you say that something is 100% free of anything! It's just not worth risking a reaction.

Good Luck to you!!! And HAPPY BAKING!

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Sunshine_girl Posted 4 Jul 2007 , 12:21am
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Yeah, I agree with the PP. It sounds like you are really stuck. You could probably come up with something...but if she is VERY allergic to those things, I would hate to risk it and make this child sick.

As Momthreekids said, you'd be surprised what hidden allergens lurk in foods, and if you aren't familiar with them and their alternate names (milk is also casein etc) son is milk and soy allergic and we have to read, read, read the labels to make sure he doesn't get them. Soy is in everything too.

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7yyrt Posted 4 Jul 2007 , 2:38pm
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Splenda, fruit juices, etc will sweeten, but are not good if she reacts to those as well... I think at the least, mom needs to give you a list of things that she CAN eat.

Myself, I would be worried about making the girl sick and also my liability for that.

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jmt1714 Posted 7 Jul 2007 , 11:58am
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have to agree on this one - I can try, but I'd never state that the cake was 100% free of whatever substance they are trying to avoid. I'll show them how I make it (they can watch if they want), show them the ingredients, but at the end of the day it is their decision.

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