This allergy free birthday cake is an absolute essential recipe for those of us with food allergies. Not only is it dairy, egg, wheat, soy, peanut, and tree nut free but it is really quick and easy to make and calls for ingredients you can find at the regular grocery store.
The recipe is just one of many versions of wacky cake, a cake recipe created during the Great Depression when there wasn't enough money to buy extravagant things like eggs and butter.
The clever bakers responsible for wacky cake more than likely had no idea that the cake would be a go-to for those of us avoiding eggs and dairy.
Gluten free flour was probably not part of the equation during those times but it turns out it works well in wacky cake.
Of course, this allergy free birthday cake recipe can be made on any number of occasions - it's not just for birthdays! When my kids were little, we always had cupcakes in the freezer for various occasions. If there was a last minute birthday party invitation or school celebration, I just pulled out a cupcake, put some frosting and sprinkles on it, and sent them (son and cupcake) on their way!
Whether you're celebrating another year, a holiday, or just need a yummy treat, this birthday cake will fit the bill!
Nutrition Facts- Serving size: 1 cupcake or slice, calories: 165, fat calories: 54, total fat: 6 grams, saturated fat: 0.6 g, cholesterol: 0 g, sodium: 204 mg, total carbs: 28, fiber: 1 g, sugar: 17 g, protein: 1.5 g