Allergy-Free Cake Recipes

Tasty cakes to make for those with food allergy issues.


You will find a recipe for cake that is free of many common allergens, including dairy (as well as eggs, nuts, soy). You'll also find frosting recipes. If you want to follow a favorite recipe, you can substitute rice, soy, or oat milk cup for cup in place of cow's milk.  Use dairy-free margarine (many margarines have whey or casein in them; read the ingredients carefully), or light-flavored oil, in place of butter.



I have a GREAT no-dairy, no eggs cake recipe:  It is from my grandmother, who made it during rationing in WW II.  I like to make it in a springform pan, which makes it easy to serve.  This recipe will make one "layer.”  You can also make cupcakes with it.  if you wanted to decorate it, you could make a stencil (like a "1" for a first birthday) and sprinkle the top with confectioners sugar thru a sieve.  (Do it just before you serve it for the best effect.) This mixes up in about 10 minutes.



1 1/2 cups flour (measure unsifted)

1 cup sugar

3 Tbl cocoa powder (unsweetened!)

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup cold water

6 Tbl vegetable oil

1 Tbl white vinegar

1 tsp vanilla