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Yummy Recipes for Food-Allergic Kids’ Birthday Cakes

Yummy Recipes for Food-Allergic Kids’ Birthday Cakes
If your child has a food allergy then you are all too familiar with the problems of cakes and treats at classroom birthday parties. However, your child may feel less isolated or different if you make and share some of the delicious, recipes shown here.


Wonder Cake

This cake is a hit with kids, food-allergic or not! It is, indeed, a wonder, perfectly full of taste and tenderness.

1/3 cup (115 g) honey
1/3 cup (115 g) molasses
6 tablespoons (90 ml) oil
1¾ cups (215 g) white or brown rice flour
Dash of salt
2 teaspoons (4.6 g) cinnamon
2 teaspoons (9.2 g) baking powder
½ teaspoon (23. g) baking soda
1 cup (235 ml) apple juice
1 small apple, chopped
1 small pear, chopped
½ cup (75g) raisins

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C, or gas mark 4)
  2. In a mixer, blend the honey, molasses and oil.
    Add the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. On low speed, mix in the juice. Stir in the chopped apple, pear, and raisins
  1. Pour into a parchment-lined 8- or 9-inch (20-or 23-cm) cake pan. Bake for 45 minutes.
Dust with powdered or raw sugar, if desired. (NOTE: powdered sugar may contain corn starch)
Yield: 12 slices

For a low-sugar variation: omit honey and molasses

Cupcakes for Everyone!

One of the hardest parts of being a kid with a wheat allergy is never getting to eat the cupcakes brought for classmates’ birthdays in elementary school. Even worse, perhaps, is when your birthday falls during the school year and you can’t eat a cupcake, so you don’t even bother to bring them. Now you can. Make up a batch of these for everyone! Your child will enjoy celebrating with all the other kids and everyone will love this wheat-free rendition of the old standby. 


Please click here for the allergy friendly chocolate cake (cupcake) recipe we shared on our blog.  Thank you! 

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